Dr. Conrad Murray Sentenced to Four Years in Michael Jackson's Death
Dr. Conrad Murray received the maximum sentence today after being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson.
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According to E! News, Los Angeles Superior County Judge Michael Pastor sentenced Conrad to four years in state prison.
"He has absolutely no sense of remorse and absolutely no sense of fault," Paster said during sentencing. "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."
Jackson family members Katherine, Jermaine, Rebbie, LaToya and others were in attendance. On behalf of the family, attorney Brian Parish read a statement before sentencing.
"There's no way to adequately describe the loss of our beloved father, son, brother and friend," he read. "We still look at each other in disbelief: is it really possible he is gone?"
"We respectfully request that you impose a sentence that reminds physicians that they cannot sell their services to the highest bidder and cast aside their Hippocratic oath to do no harm."
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And the judge seemed to agree and also denied Conrad probation.
"Why give probation to someone who is offended by the whole idea that that person is even before the court?" he asked. "You can't have probation when there isn't an acknowledgment of responsibility...and Dr. Murray doesn't have any of it."
Due to a new California law, it is unlikely Conrad will serve all of his time. He will reportedly be sent to county jail where overcrowding issues could get him out early.
What do you think of Conrad's sentence?