|Murray Seeks Court-Paid Lawyer For Appeal|
(13-12-2011) Conrad Murray, the doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson, asked a court on Tuesday to appoint a publicly funded attorney to handle his appeal because he can no longer afford to pay for one.
Murray filed the amended notice of appeal which states that he is indigent and is unable to pay for an appellate lawyer to try to overturn his involuntary manslaughter conviction.
Murray, a 58-year-old cardiologist, intends to argue his case before the California 2nd District Court of Appeal, based in Los Angeles.
The filing states that a court-appointed attorney would decide how to frame the appeal after reviewing transcripts and rulings from the case.
A jury convicted Murray last month in Jackson's 2009 death. He is expected to serve only about two years of the four year sentence that Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor handed down on Nov. 29.
For now, he remains in a single-man cell in the Men’s Central Jail, which is the address he listed on his appeals filings.
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