November 30, 2011

Michael Jackson's Doc sentenced to 4 Years in Jail

Dr Conrad Murray, who is convicted of the involuntary manslaughter of King of Pop Michael Jackson, was sentenced to four years imprisonment by the US court on Tuesday.

Dr Murray was found guilty on November 8 by a Los Angeles court after a six-week trial. The court had decided to pronounce his sentence on November 29. He was behind the bars since the verdict.

Dr Murray is accused of giving a fatal dose of the powerful anesthetic propofol to the singer that led to death at the age of 50. The drug usually used in surgery.

Judge Michael Pastor said Dr Murray repeatedly lied, and he has absolutely no remorse. The court will hear the prosecution's request in January 2012 to pay compensation to Jackson's family for loss.

While the prosecution appealed for the maximum term for the convict, Dr Murray's lawyers argued for probation saying his client is already punished for life by being known as "he has killed Michael Jackson".

Meanwhile, Dr Murray’s license to practice could be cancelled. Lawyer Brian Panish read a statement on their behalf the Jackson family that the court should impose a suitable sentence for the accused.

They expressed their sense of loss saying "We respectfully request that you impose a sentence that demonstrates that physicians cannot sell their services to the highest bidder and lose sight of their Hippocratic Oath".

The pop singer's death was a shocking tragedy for his millions of fans across the globe. He was found dead at his Los Angeles mansion on June 25, 2009, three weeks before he was about to begin a series of concerts in London following the humiliation of his 2005 trial and acquittal on child molestation allegations.

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