Conrad Murray gets full four year sentence

Dr. Conrad Murray, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter three weeks ago in the death of Michael Jackson, has received the maximum sentence — four years in Los Angeles County Jail. Judge Michael Pastor told the court as he delivered his sentence: “He has absolutely no sense of remorse and absolutely no sense of fault. And he’s dangerous. There are those who believe Dr. Murray is a saint. There are those who believe Dr. Murray is the devil. He is neither. He is a human being.” The sentence was read after Jackson family attorney Brian Parish delivered a witness impact statement on their behalf. Judge Pastor denied Murray probation, saying, “Michael Jackson died not because of an isolated, one-off incident. He died because of a totality of circumstances which are directly attributable to Dr. Murray. Not some mistake, or some accident…but because of a series of decisions that Dr. Murray made that jeopardized his patient, that violated his obligations to his patient and the essence of his Hippocratic oath,” adding, “You can’t have probation when there isn’t an acknowledgment of responsibility…and Dr. Murray doesn’t have any of it. This is an unacceptable, egregious series of departures from the standard of care…which is a disgrace to the medical profession. I believe he is a danger to the community.” Murray will not serve the full sentence due to overcrowding in California jails and a new state law that automatically cuts the four-year sentence in half.

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  1. Trevor • November 29, 2011 @ 3:07 PM

    A small price to pay for a world withouth MJ.

  2. Bob Dobbs • December 1, 2011 @ 2:42 PM

    4 years cut in half and then you can serve only a quarter of it for good behavior. So he might be out in 6 months. Sheesh!!!

  3. Wendy • December 1, 2011 @ 3:58 PM

    Dr. Murray is paying full price for being Michael’s pusher…..an addict will find another one if the current supplier won’t supply….But noone will admit MJ was an addict.

  4. Kags • December 2, 2011 @ 10:15 PM

    Seriously? that’s nothing compared to what he deserves

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