Dr. Conrad Murray Sentenced

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) - November 29, 2011 -

Sheriff's officials say the doctor sentenced to four years in jail for causing Michael Jackson's death will serve a little less than two years behind bars.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Nicole Nishida says Dr. Conrad Murray will
be housed in a one-man cell and kept away from other prisoners.

She says the doctor's involuntary manslaughter sentence is
automatically being cut in half due to state laws.

Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor sentenced Murray to the
maximum four-year term after delivering blistering remarks about
the physician's treatment of Jackson.

Pastor acknowledged that the exact amount of time the
59-year-old Murray will be incarcerated is beyond his control.


LOS ANGELES (AP) - November 29, 2011 - 12:55pm

The doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson has been sentenced to the maximum term of four years behind bars.

Dr. Conrad Murray was sentenced Tuesday, three weeks after a
jury convicted the cardiologist of involuntary manslaughter. The
judge chastised him for a "horrific violation of trust" in caring
for Jackson.

Prosecutors had urged the judge to sentence the doctor to the
maximum, arguing his treatment of Jackson with a powerful
anesthetic ended the life of the King of Pop and left his three
children without a father.

Attorneys for the 58-year-old Murray argued that probation was a
more appropriate sentence, given his lack of a criminal history and
the fact he will lose his medical license.

Murray could serve half of the four years because of
overcrowding in California jails.


LOS ANGELES (AP) - November 29, 2011 -

A sentencing hearing for the doctor convicted of causing Michael Jackson's death has begun in Los Angeles.

Several members of Jackson's family, including mother Katherine
and siblings LaToya, Jermaine, Randy and Rebbie, are attending the

Prosecutors are seeking the maximum four-year jail term. But any
jail term would be cut at least in half if he behaves while

Lawyers for Murray, who wore a suit in court, are seeking

The 58-year-old cardiologist has remained jailed since Nov. 7,
when a jury convicted him of involuntary manslaughter.

Murray's mother and girlfriend are also attending the sentencing

A statement on behalf of Jackson's family is expected to be read
during the hearing.

Murray's attorneys are seeking probation.

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  • by sick from the start Location: usa on Nov 29, 2011 at 07:53 PM
    pleasegive me my milk Mr. Murray PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.
  • by lee Location: vld on Nov 29, 2011 at 06:44 PM
    He reminds me of Clyde. Right turn Clyde.
  • by STEVE on Nov 29, 2011 at 02:33 PM
    Michael Jackson died because he chose to be a drug addict. This Doctor aided and abetted,but did not cause Jacksons' addiction or quest for more drugs. Had Jackson fired him for refusing to supply, another Doctor would have been in that courthouse.
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      by Anonymous on Nov 30, 2011 at 12:40 PM in reply to STEVE
      Michael Jackson becam ean addict because Dr Murray gave him narcotics on a very regular basis for YEARS!!! He is guilty of manslaughter plane and simple.
  • by Jane on Nov 29, 2011 at 02:29 PM
    Scapegoated to protect what's left of the reputation of a pedophile and at large freak. Thriller, ain't it?
  • by rob on Nov 29, 2011 at 12:45 PM
    I am personally gratefully for what Mr. Murry did. You did something the parents of the abused did not allow the court system to take care of. Thank you, you did the world a service...and his victims would agree.
  • by Sarah Location: Florida on Nov 29, 2011 at 12:07 PM
    I can't understand the people in this country. When Michael was alive, many of you brought him nothing but misery. You talked about putting him in jail or taking our revenge on him. But, he dies and everybody is talking good about him. God took michael from this world becaue he knew that Michael was being treated badly and he wanted him to have some rest. Everybody wanted a piece of Michael and it just got to be too much. He kept pushing himself before his limits to make sure everybody was happy, family and fans. All you have to do is listen to his music, and you willget the messages being sent.
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      by Anonymous on Nov 29, 2011 at 03:48 PM in reply to Sarah
  • by Anonymous on Nov 29, 2011 at 11:04 AM
    If a white man would have killed mj hwe would get life.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 29, 2011 at 10:37 AM
    4 years for murder. That's just wrong
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      by Anonymous on Nov 29, 2011 at 11:05 AM in reply to
      He'll be out in six months. Kalifornia ya know....
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Nov 29, 2011 at 01:13 PM in reply to
      No...he got 4 years for involuntary manslaughter....not murder. Different charge!
  • by Edwin Location: Quincy on Nov 29, 2011 at 10:19 AM
    It is a shame that it had to come to this but remember people of the world, Michael was not God and not even close to God. It was unfortunate that he died but all the other things he did helped him to leave here. I am not a Michael Jackson fan but know that God does not make mistakes.
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