California judge jails Michael Jackson doctor
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Michael Jackson, has been given a four year prison sentence by a judge in the US city of Los Angeles, California, based on a charge of , the maximum sentence he could receive for this offense. Steve Whitmore, a spokesperson for , told that Assembly Bill 109 would automatically halve the sentence to two years., the doctor of the deceased singer
In November of this year, after a six week trial, a jury found Murray guilty of providing Jackson with an excessive amount of, which caused his death in 2009. Judge Michael Pastor condemned Dr. Murray's actions, calling his behavior a "continuous pattern of lies and deceit" and him a "danger to the community", having committed a "horrific violation of trust". Murray may also lose his medical license.
In the aftermath of the sentencing,, the mother of Michael Jackson, told : "Four years is not enough for someone's life. It won't bring him back but at least he got the maximum." Jackson expressed thanks to the prosecutors and the judge, calling the latter "very, very fair". Meanwhile, , Michael Jackson's brother, said "[o]ne hundred years is not enough".
The defense had requested probation as Murray already faced "a lifetime sentence of self-punishment" and life-long reputation as "the man who killed Michael Jackson". The judge refused to allow probation, saying it wasn't justified by Murray's actions.
- Mark Duell, David Gardner, and Jennifer Madison. " 'Four years is not enough': Michael Jackson's mother unsatisfied with maximum sentence for Murray as it is revealed he will serve HALF that time for singer's death" — , November 30, 2011
- "Four years for Jackson death doctor" — , November 30, 2011
- "Jackson doctor Conrad Murray sentenced to four years" — , November 29, 2011
- Trial of Conrad Murray on Wikipedia.