1/12/2011 4:20 PM PST by TMZ Staff
Sources connected with the Texas Medical Board and the Nevada State Board of Medical Examinerstell TMZ they are weighing their options regarding the suspension of Murray’s medical license.
Murray’s California medical license was suspended yesterday as a condition of bail in his ongoing Michael Jackson manslaughter case.
But we’re told … because a judge suspended Murray’s license and not the California Medical Board — TX and NV don’t feel compelled to follow suit and issue suspensions in their states.
We’re told Murray’s attorney, Charles Peckham, has been in talks with the NV med board and is making contact with TX as well — but no word on when a final decision will be made.
The Medical Board of California has asked the court twice before to yank Murray’s license, to no avail. But minutes after ordering Murray to stand trial, Judge Pastor granted the request.
It’s a devastating blow to Murray, because he needs to practice to make enough money to pay his legal team. Murray’s team believes the move is designed to take away his right to defend himself in the manslaughter trial.
People vs. Dr. Conrad Murray
1/6/2011 2:45 PM PST by TMZ Staff
UCLA Docs — Michael Was DOA
Dr. Richelle Cooper testified when Jackson arrived at UCLA there was “no signs of life.”
Dr. Cooper added Murray was not forthcoming about the drugs administered to MJ. Cooper says Murray copped to giving Michael lorazepam, but made no mention of Propofol.
And this was interesting. Cooper says MJ weighed 136 lbs.
Dr. Thao Nguyen testified Dr. Murray denied giving Michael any sedatives or narcotics, other than the lorazepam.
Two reps from the phone company testified in the hours surrounding the revelation that Michael Jacksonwas lifeless in bed, Murray was texting and calling lots of people, but never called 911.
The records show Murray was sending and receiving multiple texts. Two particularly interesting ones at 12:03 and 12:04 PM … the person Murray was texting was in Texas.
It’s unclear if the texts had anything to do with the two women in Murray’s office who went to a storage facility to retrieve boxes.
Murray also sent data at 12:15 and 12:18 and another text at 12:53.
Murray also called a number of people, including his girlfriend, Nicole Alvarez, but the only record shows 1:08 PM. This is inconsistent with what law enforcement tells TMZ — that he was on the phone with Alvarez just after 12 noon and when Murray realized MJ was in distress he dropped the phone.
EMT: Murray Denied Giving MJ Drugs
Updated 1/06/11 at 10:35am
Another paramedic testified … Dr. Conrad Murray denied giving Michael Jackson drugs as the singer lay lifeless in his bedroom.
Martin Blount said when he walked into MJ’s room Murray was sweating profusely. Blount says Murray told EMTs he waited only one minute before calling 911.
But another paramedic testified earlier he believed Murray waited between 20 minutes to an hour to call 911.