October 12th, 2012
01:45 AM ET

Conrad Murray gets bigger cell, but still unhappy

A day after Conrad Murray's lawyers complained he was suffering a "slow death" in a tiny jail cell, the doctor was moved to a slightly larger one, his lawyer said.

Lawyers for the doctor convicted in Michael Jackson's death warned the Los Angeles County sheriff in a letter Wednesday that Murray was suffering possibly life-threatening and permanent injuries from almost a year in a 5-foot-by-7-foot cell.

Authorities transferred Murray to a 8-foot-by-10-foot cell of the Los Angeles County jail Thursday, "but it's not a good thing," his lawyer Valerie Wass said.

Murray was found guilty of causing Jackson's death on June 25, 2009, by administering a deadly overdose of sedatives and the surgical anesthetic propofol in what he told police was an attempt to cure the singer's insomnia.

The new cell has a solid door with only a small window, unlike the old cell that was open with bars that Murray could prop his long legs on when he stretched, Wass said.

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  1. banasy©

    Hey, chrissy, good afternoon!
    I, personally, do not care that Conrad Murray is unhappy with his current living situation; it's a position he earned, after all.
    Wah.

    October 13, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Philip

    No. He earned that position by going to med school for 8 years. Then he went-out and found some people who were willing to pay extra for expensive but legal knock-offs of cheap street drugs.

    October 13, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • sandrasweden

      No, just like everyone in Michaels life he was "recommended" to Michael by someone...I wonder which kind of ppl would recommend all these really indecent ppl to Michael... have they no decensy at all?

      November 11, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. mybeardisnowgrey

    maybe they could give him a little something to help him sleep, and that would make him feel a bit more comfy.

    October 23, 2012 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. PhilG

    In other news today,Michael Jackson is still DEAD.

    October 28, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. b.erwin

    He got a larger cell but...Michael Jackson is still dead.

    November 5, 2012 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. sandrasweden

    Michael NEVER claimed to have invented the "Moonwalk" ever. He said very specifically that he DIDN´T invent it! People need to listen to what he says instead of thinking he would claim things like that... Michael would never take credit for another persons invention, but he DID refine it and do it better than anyone....Tired of Michael never getting any credit for anything...don´t know why he bothered trying at all seeing how he never ever got any credit for a single thing in his life!

    November 11, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. sandrasweden

    I just wanna say that it´s so sad that certain ppl were part in having Michael so called "married"....what´s the matter with you people my heart wants to know...there existed ppl in this world who wanted nothing more than to give him TRUE love,children, a real marriage,and to live forever happy with him at Neverland...playing aorund for ETERNITY... that is what those ppl killed the second they talked him into and created those "marriages"....Ignorant fools not knowing it would ruin that forever....you took goodhearted ppls lives with doing so...

    November 11, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. sandrasweden

    I just wish from the bottom of my Heart that Karen Faye would Not be so blind and Truly see that there were really good ppl who Loved Michael Truly,and would have loved giving him a real relationship, a real family with a dussin children, a Beautiful wedding at Neverland and spend every second Forall Eternity with Michael at Neverland playing around-never leaving his side ever.....something they ruined for all eternity for him when they had him "married"... hearts were killed 18 years ago and lives were taken,as well as Michaels...his destiny was forever changed in ´94... sad that she can´t see that TRUTH...something that did happen even if she refuses to see THAT truth....

    November 12, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Car Park Cleaning Birmingham, Solihull, Sandwell

    How long has he been sentenced for? Seems a bit harsh.

    January 8, 2013 at 11:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
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