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. Actually

    The female birdy becomes mesmerized by the sheer colorfulness of the master moonwalker. She's in a trance. The male checks her out of the corner of his eye as he dances...he weighs in his mind her worth, and then decided yes or no.
    It is the same throughout most of the animal kindom. It's up to the male to make the first move. It's not natural for females to stalk males at all. Human females do this in disguise armed with powerful parfums and swivels of the hip...little flicks of the hair...acting like a male birdy!

    October 12, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    Of course nature, the great teacher, teaches humans what happens when females take the lead.
    The Black Widow spider comes to mind. (off the top of my head) I and the public know what she does. She consumes everything the male has for her yet to be born children, making even the black widow slightly superior to abortists.
    I do marvel at the nature lesson of a wise old granmother beating a rebellious teenaged grandson do death. (The Matriarch elephant kills disrepectul juvenile delinquent elephants that beat-up the friendly rhino as if a child that bites fellow children and then gets too sassy with grandma who brings-out the switch)

    October 12, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Yeah, okay.
    Male = Good.
    Female = Bad

    October 12, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Yawn, KR.

    October 12, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Philip

    ...and then we have the mythical 'Succubus' early man made-up to try and explain femanine behavior, bleeding, and odors. Like cavemen figuring out that beating them over the head with a club will bot fix them. And then the Serenity prayer was leaned-on heavily. 🙂

    October 12, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Whereas the cavemen were odorless, didn't bleed when cut, and according to the leading carnivore dinosaurs of the time, totally tasteless.

      October 12, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Philip

    *not fix them. (shrug)
    Would someone care to start a new thread? I wore this one out already. he he

    October 12, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    Unk Bogari.

    October 12, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Ying Yang

    Another thing ive been meaning to ask, because ive seen it referenced in the past few days. Microbloggers? Should i assume a microblogger is everyone who is NOT a "blog hog"?

    October 12, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    Ying Yang:
    From what I understand, it is somebody that uses an economy of words to convey a thought.

    October 12, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mary

    It's a news blog. It's everyone's news blog. What it isn't, is a chatter box.

    October 12, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    It is what anybody wants it to be; there are obviously no rules here.
    One person's "news" is another's "chatter".

    October 12, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Philip

    "I t is what it is."-voted Most Annoyiing Phrase 2009.
    I guess that's a profound *No* to starting a new thread. It looks like we stuck with the old one, only it's author.

    October 12, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Ying Yang

    Seems as though a whole lot of chatter about nothing for the past few days that ive been viewing. What do birds or cavemen have to do with a bad doctor in prison? And gladys is spelled with a ys at the end not an as by the way.

    October 12, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  14. elm

    "Begs the question" is annoying.

    This one's only annoying in that it's almost always misused. It's not another way of saying "raises the question." It's a term for a kind of logical fallacy. It's a form of circular reasoning and false proof, when an argument is "proven" merely by assuming the argument is true. For example, saying "Bob is a moron because he's really not smart" is begging the question. For a real-life, common example: someone who says he knows the bible is the word of god because it says in the bible that it's the word of god is begging the question.

    October 13, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    You mean the way you change your name to criticize others, Philip?
    Projecting your own behavior onto others, (or assuming everyone does what you yourself do) is a tad bit odd.

    October 13, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
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