By Art Harris, The Bald Truth, (c) www.artharris.com, all rights reserved
Who would have dreamed Los Angeles prosecutors who once sent detectives all over the world to investigate charges Michael Jackson was a pedophile would now be fighting to defend the late pop star’s reputation, trying to keep damning evidence against him they once worked so hard to collect…OUT of court?
Yet, in the manslaughter trial of Jackson doctor Conrad Murray in Los Angeles, where a jury pool was selected this week, you won’t hear much about the pop star’s past drug abuse —- or past molestation trials and tribulations from 1993 to 2005, when Jackson was acquitted of sexually abusing a 13 year old former cancer patient.
What you will hear are charges his $150,000 a month doctor allegedly failed to monitor Jackson in his own bedroom, where he died of a drug overdose in 2009 from a powerful anesthetic called Propofol, aka Diprivan, a milky white fluid one anesthesiologist tells me is known to be quietly abused by some medical professionals for its fleeting sexual high. He called the short-acting hypnotic ideal for surgery if given in a hospital setting, but risky without vital sign monitors and a doctor watching them.
By Art Harris, The Bald Truth, (c) artharris.com, all rights reserved
It took O. J. Simpson’s jury four hours to reach a verdict in his 1995 double murder case in Los Angeles: Not guilty.
It took the Casey Anthony jury 10 hours to find her NOT guilty to murder one…and all counts, except to lying to a law enforcement officer.
Flanked by her lawyers, Anthony wiped away tears as she stood between two lawyers to hear the verdict, then embraced her lawyer. Her lawyers held her hands and looked relieved and upbeat. Prosecutor Jeff Ashton and Linda Burdick looked shocked and crushed, as the judge thanked the jury and advised they had no obligation to speak to the press. Read the rest of this entry »
If Casey testifies, can she explain it all away? No way, says lawyer Ray Giudice
High profile and highly respected, Dr. Joshua Perper, Broward County Medical Examiner, has faced intense scrutiny in court and under a media microscope for the autopsy he did on Anna Nicole Smith. In dissecting the late Playboy centerfold’s cause of death, he had more to work with than Caylee Anthony experts; the body was fresh and witnesses provided information that helped rule his observations in or out.
In this exclusive article he wrote for The Bald Truth, aka artharris.com, Dr. Perper takes forensic experts to task in the Casey Anthony murder trial, and offers caveats that might have provided better, more easily understood facts and boost the odds that the jury could use to reach a just verdict. His trial autopsy: a stampede of “zebras” in the courtroom.
Zebras and the tragic death of Caylee Anthony
By Joshua A. Perper M.D., LL.B., M.Sc.
When young medical students and inexperienced interns or residents make a diagnosis that sounds rare or outlandish, you often hear their seniors admonish with the caveat: ” If you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not Zebras.”
What we’re trying to say is that horses are common, but Zebras–like that rare, exotic disease tucked deep in medical books and usually eradicated or non existent in the Western world — are not. The warning: don’t immediately jump to an unlikely medical diagnosis that what you see is a “Zebra.”
Unfortunately, the trial of Casey Anthony has conjured a stampede of “Zebras,” with both prosecution and defense forensic experts invoking the striped animals to buttress their positions. Those “Zebras” not only weakened their conclusions, but had to confuse the jury. To help them reach a decision and see justice done in the murder of two year old Caylee Anthony, Zebras have to be rounded up and separated from the horses. Read the rest of this entry »
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Art Harris on Nancy Grace Friday night, Sept. 3
From Bald Truth Staff, (c) www.artharris.com, all rights reserved
The Bald Truth has learned that Ronald Cummings has provided “useful” information about the time line the night his daughter, Haleigh, disappeared, triggering new interest in another law enforcement interview with his ex wife, Misty Croslin.
Investigators believe she knows more than she’s revealed about what happened the night five year old Haleigh Cummings vanished Feb. 10, 2009. Read the rest of this entry »