Conrad Murray Gets Four Years For The Death Of Michael Jackson
November 29, 2011 at 11:05 AM (PT)
The late MICHAEL JACKSON's former doctor, CONRAD MURRAY, who was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of JACKSON, has been sentenced to four years in custody.
"He is, and remains, dangerous," Judge MICHAEL PASTOR said.
Earlier this month, a LOS ANGELES jury found DR. CONRAD MURRAY guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of pop superstar MICHAEL JACKSON. JACKSON's death on JUNE 25th, 2009, was caused by "acute propofol intoxication" in combination with two sedatives, according to the L.A. COUNTRY CORONER.
MURRAY was convicted of involuntary manslaughter after a six-week trial. MSNBC reports that the doctor admitted giving JACKSON nightly doses of propofol to help him sleep, even though the drug has never been approved for sleep treatments. He also acknowledged giving it to JACKSON then leaving the room on the day the singer died.
In their sentencing memorandum, prosecutors cited MURRAY's statements to advocate that he receive the maximum term -- and that he be ordered to pay restitution to the singer's three children -- PRINCE, PARIS and BLANKET.
However, MURRAY was deeply in debt when he agreed to serve as JACKSON's personal physician for $150,000 a month, and the singer died before he was paid.