Michael Jackson's Doctor Sentenced To 4 Years

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.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Kelly Location: G-vegas on Nov 29, 2011 at 01:54 PM
    The justice system needs a serious overhaul. And people need to quit feeding the media monster that perpetuates why cases are blown out of proporttion in the first place. I think it's time to turn off the tv --> I could care less whether the NBA plays a game, whether Conrad goes to jail, or any other media hyped issue.....
  • by Pam Location: RCMT NC on Nov 29, 2011 at 12:09 PM
    This is crazy....My Mother recieved more than him for driving without a licience and hitting another car..she didnt realize her licience was up for renewal. She is 68 years old. Then she missed a court date due to being in ICU on life support. Wow I cant believe this...and she didnt kill anyone...by the way she is on her way to recovery. Can you believe that she was locked up with MRSA and an open wound that was 7 inches deep...I dont believe in the courts..another gentleman there got 2 months probation for intent to sell...
  • by Free Conrad on Nov 29, 2011 at 11:44 AM
    Don't worry, Obama will pardon our brotha!!
  • by MIKE Location: NEW BERN on Nov 29, 2011 at 10:24 AM
  • by mindovermatter on Nov 29, 2011 at 10:09 AM
    really??? 4 years really??? I understand that Micheal Jackson was an addict, we all know that but this was not his drug dealer it was his doctor for Pete's sake! They take an oath to preserve life not end it! Hard to believe killing the King of Pop only gets you 4 years and probably only half of that time will be actually served. Maybe he will get served up some jailhouse justice once he's locked up.
  • by I Fought the Law on Nov 29, 2011 at 10:08 AM
    Oh whoopy do....4 whole years is the maximum for administering a drug that should only be used under hospital settings and usually for operations only. Drugs dealers get 10-20 and this guy ain't much better. Thanks again to our LAME USELESS GOOD-FOR-NOTHING "justice" system. Willing to bet he only serves 6 months at best.
  • by BLAH on Nov 29, 2011 at 10:08 AM
    His three children?Yeah made out of a test tube.

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