Michael Jackson - Conrad Murray Sentenced To Maximum Of Four Years Imprisonment

DR. Conrad Murray has been sentenced to serve four years in prison following his conviction for involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson.
Earlier this month (Nov11), the medic was found guilty of administering the dose of anaesthetic propofol which cost the King of Pop his life in 2009 and he was placed in custody immediately after the completion of the six-week trial.
The case returned to the spotlight for sentencing on Tuesday (29Nov11), when prosecutors asked Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor to punish Murray by handing him the maximum sentence of four years behind bars; they also requested the doctor pay the late singer's three children $100 million (£62.5 million) in restitution for the loss of their dad.
The Jackson family also issued a statement to the judge, which was read out in court by their attorney Brian Panish.
The statement read in part: "There is no way to adequately describe the loss of a beloved father, son, brother, and friend...
"We are not here to seek revenge... We respectfully request that you impose a sentence to remind physicians that they cannot sell their services to the highest bidder."
Meanwhile, defence attorney Ed Chernoff urged Judge Pastor for leniency and asked him to give the disgraced medic probation instead of prison time.
In his plea to the court official, Chernoff acknowledged that Murray had been wrong to provide Jackson the powerful drug to treat his insomnia problems, but asked Judge Pastor to consider his entire, previously untarnished, medical history in his sentencing.
Chernoff also admitted his client would never be able to realistically pay the $100 million demanded by the prosecutors.
After hearing both arguments, Judge Pastor ruled that Murray had engaged in "a pattern of deceit and lies" as he tried to keep his propofol prescriptions to Jackson under wraps, even refusing to offer key medical details to the emergency workers who tried to save the King of Pop's life when he was admitted to the Ronald Reagan Ucla Medical Center on 25 June, 2009.
As a result, Judge Pastor rejected the request for probation and ordered Murray to serve the maximum time of four years behind bars, insisting the "reckless" doctor showed "no sense of remorse" and is "a danger to the community".
Murray must also pay an $800 (£500) restitution fine, in addition to other court fees.
However, Judge Pastor has postponed ruling on the amount of compensation due to Jackson's family and will hear the case for "appropriate restitution" at a later court hearing, set for 23 January (12).
Murray refused the right to address the court before the punishment was handed down to him and remained expressionless as he was sentenced. He will serve the time at Los Angeles County Jail.
Jackson's mother Katherine and siblings LaToya, Jermaine, Randy and Rebbie were all in court to hear the ruling, while Murray was supported by his mum Milta Rush, who insisted her son was really a good person in a letter submitted to support the defence team's request for probation.
The judge received 34 letters of support for Dr. Murray in the days leading up to his sentencing.


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Things are not always clear cut. There is a bit of true in everything. In the bizarre world of Michael Jackson we may never know what’s true and what’s false with absolute certitude. The bottom line is, whether you are rich or poor, free or in jail, we all try to live another day and the “situation” we are in becomes our world; we adapt. Michael failed at that, surely he was like a great dinosaur, and like the dinosaurs he became extinct because he couldn’t adapt. Dr. Murray is not the only greedy person in the never-ending MJ saga. Greed… this is the crooked timber of humanity. In the crux of this drama I would like to jump from that into another shameful exploitati­on of MJ. A line of perfumes dedicated to Michael is about to be launched by Joe Jackson and a profession­al scam-artis­t who is much spookier than Dr. Murray, Julian Franck Rouas. This story will make your eyes curl up in the back of your head when you’ll read about the psychologi­cally malevolent Julian Rouas and the Jackson Tribute Fragrances rogue operation. With no functionin­g conscience­, they have even used Michael’s kids to promote the stinking perfumes. See the sickening photos...Google up: " The Jackson Tribute Fragrances"
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here you go with the bait and switch bs, this site is NOT google, nor is it a place to advertise gratis
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4 years is not enough for him he needs done to him what he did to michael jackson
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four years may not be enough punishment for causing an untimely death, as well as assisting voluntarily to administer prescription medication that is strictly prohibited administered in any setting other that a hospital with proper monitoring.it is however, the law, which should be respected. it would not be a suprise if cm doesnt make it out of jail. inmates do no sympathize with those who have committed heionis* proscribed actions, depriving children of their dad, siblings of their brother, or mum of her son.watch the videos on celestialproductionsinc1.web.officelive, the judge followed the law to the letter, quoting cases that verified the jury's decision. an appeal is a joke, it will go before the same judge who is not mandated to grant same.
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