Dr. Conrad Murray’s Sentence Determined
Convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson on Nov. 7th, Conrad Murray learned his fate Tuesday morning after Judge Michael Pastor determined his sentence. [photogallerylink id=57962 align=left]
The judge sentenced Murray to the maximum term of four years imprisonment in Los Angeles County Jail after careful consideration of evidence that he abandoned his patient during his most vulnerable, and has “no sense of remorse, no sense of fault,” and “is and remains dangerous.”
The judge denied eligibility for probation in his case, sentencing Murray to the maximum of four years in jail, plus an $800 restitution fine and the loss of his medical license.
Only weeks after being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death case of Michael Jackson, Murray has since been held at the Los Angeles County Jail without bond as the Judge said Murray posed a risk to the safety of the public.
A jury composed of seven men and five woman unanimously found Murray guilty of involuntary manslaughter after prosecutors argued that Murray acted negligent in administering a deadly dosage of propofol that caused Jackson’s death.
Murray faced up to four years in prison after being convicted and also the loss his medical license, but due to the new California state law to prevent overcrowding in prisons, it requires non-violent felons to serve their time in county jail instead.
Brian Panish, a representative for the Jackson family read a statement on their behalf, stating they are “not here to seek revenge,” but instead have a sentence ruled to remind physicians everywhere of their prime duty of care and not just cater their practice to the highest bidder.
“There is no way to adequately describe the loss of a son, brother, father, and friend…As Michael’s parents, we could never have imagined that we would witness his passing…We are not here to seek revenge; there is nothing that could bring Michael back. We can only seek justice, and that is all we can ask for as a family,” the statement read.
Prosecutors presented the main evidence from the case once again, stating that though the crime took place on June 25, 2009, Murray was playing “Russian Roulette” with Jackson’s life every night administering propofol leading up to his death.