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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