FIGHT During Jail Visit
Conrad Murray went from star prisoner to star witness at the L.A. County Jail today … when a FIGHT broke out between his lawyers during a jailhouse visit … TMZ has learned.
Sources close to Murray tell us … Murray had been complaining about pain in his right arm and shoulder for the past couple of days … and today, two of his attorneys (who are each working on different cases) raced down to the jail to check in on The Doc.
The first to arrive was J. Michael Flanagan — who reps Murray in all matters relating to the Michael Jackson manslaughter case. JMF arrived with his 30-year-old son Ryan, who’s also a lawyer but isn’t working on the Murray case.
After the Flanagans began to visit with Murray in the jail, Murray’s other attorney, Valerie Wass, showed up. Wass reps Murray in all matters relating to the California Medical Board and the appeal of his criminal conviction.
According to our sources, Wass claims she tried to enter the visitation room to speak to Murray, but was physically blocked — and pushed — by Ryan. Wass claims Ryan and his dad proceeded to shout at her until they left.
We’re told Valerie eventually got to meet with Murray –and immediately afterward, she filed a battery report against Ryan.
As for The Doc, one source tells us Murray witnessed the whole thing — and if there’s an investigation, he could play a key role in the case.
Stay tuned …
Stuck in the middle: Conrad Murray’s two lawyers had a physical altercation when they visited him at LA county jail today, sources said
Dispute? The son of one of Murray’s lawyers J. Michael Flanagan (left) is believed to have pushed the disgraced doctor’s other attorney Valerie Wass (right)
They were shortly followed by lawyer Valerie Wass who represents the disgraced doctor in the appeal of his criminal conviction and with regards the California Medical Board.
According to TMZ, Wass attempted to enter the visiting room to see Murray but was blocked and pushed by Flanagan’s son.
The two lawyers then had a heated exchange of words. Following the altercation, Wass filed a battery report against Ryan Flanagan.
Murray, who is believed to have witnessed the entire altercation, is currently serving a four-year sentence.
After a 23-day trial and several days of jury deliberation, Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter on November 7, 2011, in connection with the death of Michael Jackson.
The superstar died on June 25, 2009 of propofol intoxication after suffering a cardiac arrest at his home in Los Angeles.
Last month, Murray filed an appeal of his conviction and as part of the motion, the 59-year-old requested to be released while his appeal is pending.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2266819/Conrad-Murrays-lawyers-fight-visiting-jail.html#ixzz2Iqo7Gm3M