Conrad Murray Sentenced: Michael Jackson’s Doctor Gets Four Years In Prison

After being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter, Dr. Conrad Murray was sentenced to four years in prison — the maximum sentence possible — for his involvement in the death of Michael Jackson. During the sentencing, Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor noted that “Dr. Murray engaged in a recurring, continuous pattern of deceit and lies.” More details below.

Judge Pastor called Murray’s involvement in Jackson’s June 25, 2009 overdose “money for medicine madness” and heavily criticized him for failing to show any remorse. “Talk about blaming the victim,” Pastor said. “Not only isn’t there any remorse, there is umbrage and outrage on the part of Dr. Murray against the decedent.”

He also called Murray a danger to the community and a “disgrace to the medical profession.”

“Michael Jackson died not because of an isolated one-off occurrence or incident,” he continued. “He died because of a totality of circumstances which are directly attributable to Dr. Murray, not some mistake or some accident in the early morning hours of 2009.”

Jackson’s family members, including mother Katherine and siblings Jermaine, Rebbie and La Toya, were in the courthouse as the sentence was read. Attorney and family friend Brian Parish read a statement on behalf of the Jackson family:

“There’s no way to adequately describe the loss of our beloved father, son, brother and friend. We still look at each other in disbelief: is it really possible he is gone?

“As brothers and sisters, we will never be able to hold, laugh or perform again with our brother Michael. As his children, we will grow up without our father, our best friend, our playmate and our dad. We are not here to seek revenge. There is nothing you can do today to bring Michael back.

“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.”

A spokesperson for the L.A. Sheriff revealed that Murray will likely do “a little less than two years” instead of the full four year sentence, due to a new California law. Murray will spend part of his sentence at county jail, though due to rampant overcrowding, he could be released much earlier than expected.

[Via LA Times, E! Online]

  • Paul Red

    Things are not always clear cut. There is a bit of truth 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. Clearly, Michael failed at that, surely he was like a great dinosaur, and like the dinosaurs he became extinct because he couldn’t adapt. “Jackael Michson” had major issues, he didn’t know who he was, but for most people out there it is easier to believe a simple lie rather than a complicated truth. Sadly, Dr. Murray is the fans’ s “Bete Noire”, and, predictably, this Hell-fired doctor has also become the scapegoat. Behold, this doctor 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’s image. 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, these money hungry opportunists have even used Michael’s kids to promote their stinking perfumes. See the sickening photos:

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