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Lindsay Lohan caught a huge break yesterday when the felony grand theft charge against her was reduced to a misdemeanor by Judge Stephanie Sautner.
The judge felt that the nature of the alleged crime and the value of the necklace in question simply did not warrant a felony charge. PHEW, right?
Of course, LiLo is still on probation for her 2007 DUI arrest, and Sautner was far less lenient in that regard. She sentenced her to 120 days in county jail!
Lindsay has been remanded into custody and taken to the courthouse basement to be booked. She is allowed to post bail pending an appeal of theMore >
Hours after Lindsay Lohan nixed a plea deal that would have ended her felony theft case with a light sentence, her lawyer was talking a good game.
On Wednesday, Shawn Chapman Holley proclaimed her embattled client’s innocence and declared that the train wreck will be acquitted by a jury.
“Ms. Lohan has maintained her innocence from the moment this case was filed and she has never wavered from that,” Holley said in a statement.
EFF A PLEA DEAL! Lindsay Lohan’s will roll the dice at trial.
“Although many people advised her to follow the safe route by taking ‘the deal,’ the truth is, Ms.More >
(HMG Celebrity News) – Whether it’s her belief she didn’t do anything wrong or her fear of jail, Lindsay Lohan has reportedly decided not to accept the plea deal and instead go to trial in the grand theft case. TMZ reports Lindsay met with her lawyer, Shawn Holley Tuesday afternoon and the options were laid out for her to choose. The case will now be assigned to Judge Stephanie Sautner and the preliminary hearing is set for April 22. Lindsay is rolling the dice because she could be thrown in jail for a probation violation before her grand theft trial, and end up serving more time than hadMore >
As expected and as reported earlier, Deputy D.A. Danette Meyers made a plea bargain offer to Lindsay Lohan’s lawyer in chambers this morning.
That offer was six month in jail. Lindsay passed.
Judge Keith Schwartz said in court that he had a feeling her attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley would pass on the D.A.’s offer. He was correct.
COURT CLEAVAGE: Lindsay in business attire. [Photo: Pacific Coast News]
Lindsay Lohan told a confidant after leaving the courtroom that she will not cop a plea in her grand theft case, and that she’s prepared to go to trial.
Accused of boosting a $2,500 necklace,More >
To say the prosecutors in the Michael Jackson manslaughter case are unmoved by Dr. Conrad Murray’s defense theory would be an understatement.
They don’t seem particularly worried about it, either.
At the preliminary hearing, a doctor for the L.A. County Coroner’s Office testified that even if Michael Jackson injected himself with a fatal dose of Propofol, as Dr. Murray’s defense team claims, he is still guilty of homicide.
Dr. Christopher Rogers believes Dr. Murray had no business administering Propofol outside a hospital setting and without appropriate equipment.
Rogers said that givenMore >
After remaining mostly silent thus far, Dr. Conrad Murray’s lawyers laid some of the groundwork for their defense at his preliminary hearing today.
He’s charged with involuntary manslaughter in Jackson’s death. Murray’s lawyer, J. Michael Flanagan, asked a Coroner investigator two questions:
- Was the IV bag of Propofol fingerprinted?
- Was it possible for Jackson to reach the syringes from the bed?
The defense will argue that Jackson killed himself by accident as he grew frustrated when he couldn’t sleep and gave himself the fatal dosage.
Propofol, a powerful anesthetic, is what killedMore >
Last week was not a good one for Dr. Conrad Murray.
In the opening days of the preliminary hearing to determine whether or not there is enough evidence for him to stand trial on involuntary manslaughter charges in the death of Michael Jackson, prosecutors unleashed a deluge of evidence.
While much of the alleged proof of his guilt – and Dr. Murray’s defense – has been out there for some time, here were five revelations that were news to THG …
1. The children saw it. Yes, MJ’s kids watched him die. Tragically, Prince and Paris Jackson watched as Murray frantically attempted to revive theMore >
The prosecution commenced outlining its case against Dr. Conrad Murray during his preliminary hearing this week and suffice it to say, they’re doing a good job.
From phone records to witnesses, nothing seems to line up well for the doc to beat the rap on involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson.
Today’s bombshell could be a smoking gun as far as disproving Murray’s version of events that fateful day in June 25. All courtesy of his girlfriend too.
PHONING IT IN: Did Dr. Murray dial 911 when he said he did?
A girlfriend of Dr. Conrad Murray at the time of Jackson’s deathMore >
Michael Jackson’s children watched him die, according to a prosecution witness in the preliminary hearing for his embattled physician, Dr. Conrad Murray.
As Murray tried in vain to revive MJ after a drug overdose, his children Paris and Prince entered his bedroom, a former employee testified on Wednesday.
“Paris screamed, ‘Daddy,’ and she started crying,” Alberto Alvarez, a logistics director for Jackson, recalled as Katherine and Janet Jackson sat in court.
Paris, Blanket and Prince have been through a lot.
Alvarez testified in the second day of a preliminary hearing in L.A. SuperiorMore >
Prosecutors in the Michael Jackson manslaughter case alluded to the defense Dr. Conrad Murray is likely to use in court – that the singer killed himself.
Not on purpose of course, but according to the legal team of the physician on trial for his death, Jackson killed himself with a fatal dose of Propofol.
L.A. County Deputy D.A. David Walgren says it’s “clear the defense is operating under the theory that the victim, Michael Jackson, killed himself.”
REASONABLE DOUBT? Is Murray’s theory enough to beat the rap?
Murray claims he left Michael’s bedroom the day he died (June 25, 2009) to goMore >