Dr. Conrad Murray Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

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Judge Michael Pastor just sentenced Dr. Conrad Murray to the maximum allowable term of four years in prison following his involuntary manslaughter conviction.

Murray will likely do his time in L.A. County Jail, and may end up only serving half the sentence due to overcrowding. But he's been sentenced to the maximum.

Judge Pastor said in his ruling, "There are those who feel Dr. Murray is a saint. There are those who feel he's the devil. He is neither. He's a human being."

One whose actions led to the accidental death of Michael Jackson. Period.

It's irrelevant, the judge said moments ago, whether Michael's own actions were reckless or whether he might have met this fate with some other doctor.

The fact is, Michael Jackson died because of the actions of Dr. Murray.

The judge said he looked at Murray's whole life, and he was impressed. But he added Dr. Murray's recklessness with Jackson overshadowed any good deeds.

He called the treatment of the pop star, "a cycle of horrible medicine" and said, "Dr. Murray engaged in a recurring, continuous pattern of deceit and lies."

Pastor was incredulous in his decision, saying far from being remorseful, "There's umbrage and outrage on the part of Dr. Murray against the decedent."

The judge was making note of Murray's recently-aired documentary that bashes MJ, and in which the doctor basically denies any wrongdoing in the case.

In the end, the judge said, "Dr. Murray abandoned his patient," calling his conduct "egregious" and "a disgrace to the medical profession." Thus, jail time.

Prosecutor David Walgren, urging the maximum punishment, said "The defendant was playing Russian Roulette with Michael Jackson's life every night."

Murray's attorney, Ed Chernoff, attempted unsuccessfully to argue that his client was no risk to the community and a good man who deserved probation.

The judge was unmoved.

Murray in Court

D.A. Walgren also asked for $100 million in restitution - projected earnings from the This Is It tour - for MJ's kids, and reimbursement for his $1.8M funeral.

Pastor punted that issue, ordering Dr. Murray to pay "appropriate restitution" to the Estate and to MJ's kids at a later date ... but only $870 in fines now.

Chernoff, arguing against restitution, never stated the obvious - that Jackson's estate, and thus his kids made as much, if not more money by passing away.

All he said was Murray couldn't afford to pay it, which is true. In any case, game over. The physician is headed back to County for the foreseeable future.

Dr. Murray's sentence: The right punishment?

 

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Justice was saved but I think he sluohd of got more then that. Seen that he kill the one and only king of pop.May you RUST IN PEACE Micheal Jackson.

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i think the dr murray has been jailed unfairly without comprise.MJ was knowned drug addict.he changed his face and hired every expensive doctor curing skin on this planet with his damn cash.what a hell for this innocent doctor.its on document that MJ sometime took sleep pills,many of them and locked the door that the then house girl,a Rwandase American informed mj sister and others to break the door,and was chased from job but later returned after kids couldnt stop crying for their known house girl mother.its ovious that therefore because of Mjs skin cancer and other ilments that he had alot pain to do anything with his cash without nessacerly seeking doctor's permission or advice.may be if he was hired to sleep with micheal jackson at the same time be a personel doctor.
DR.conrad murray is there4 is a saint.

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Wow OJ YOU MISSED OUT BEING IN LAS Vegas...you should have had your case for takeing your own stuff..bought back to LA...the jails are crowded, and you would have never got that much time by a hating white woman judge...they were going to make you guilty no matter what...now casey athony got away with killing her child...and she gets money from rich white people...and you tell me justice is not blind...welcome to america!!!!!!!!!!

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I cant wait to get to LA...there is not room in the jails..even for someone who committs murder...it is a dam shame that he killed micheal and only gets 4 years....

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The judge's statements totally reflect my opinion. Although 4 yrs. (reduced to 2 yrs. with good time) is too short a punishment, doing the time in jail will be much harsher than doing it in state prison.. as long as the (il)legal system doesn't pull a Lindsey Lohan and release him after 4 minutes.

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I'm very happy Killer Conrad was convicted although I feel he should have gotten a much strong sentence for killing Michael. Even if he spends everyday of the 4 years in prison that's nothing compared to what Michael's kids will go through losing their dad. All we can hope for now is he pays for what he did in the worst way. KARMA will take care of him and his evil doing. Michael Jackson did not deserve this neither did his family. Thanks to this killer Michael's kids has no father now.

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I agree with Nikki. Dr. Covicted Killer need to stay in jail for the rest of his life. I am a big fan of MJ and the Jackson Family. MJ is not a pedophile and he is not a child molester. People who call MJ a pedophile is a hater. Focus on his children, they lost their father. They saw there father dying. MJ, rest in peace, you will be miss alway and forever. Your music lives on still playing it.

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4 years isnt enough they need to hurry an change that law down there so let go some prisoners that are in prison for not paying child support. you cant leave a murder go walking cuz someone doesnt pay c. support. murray is the devil an he will be taken down mark my words. he doesnt even deserve to walk this earth. he is a bad man who killed for money he didnt help mj. he needed to send mj to a doctor who knows bout sleep disorder. the judge did what he could he a good judge an walgren is a good lawyer i comend them for that an mj would be proud of them for finally getting his justice it just sucks they didnt show this when he was alive

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