Conrad Murray Sentenced To 4 Years In Prison for Death of Michael Jackson

November 29, 2011 9:54 am

Three weeks after Dr. Conrad Murray was convicted of the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson, the doctor was back in court Tuesday and as anticipated, he had the book thrown at him. Murray was denied probation and sentenced to the maximum punishment of four years in prison and must pay restitutions to the Jackson family.

Though sentenced to four years in state prison, due to a new California law, all non-violent felons are to serve their time in county jail as a result of overcrowding. He will likely serve a maximum of two years there.

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The Jackson family issued a statement at the sentencing, saying that there was “no way to adequately describe” their loss and asking for a sentence that would “remind physicians that they cannot sell their services to the highest bidder.”

Michael Jackson passed away on June 25, 2009 in his Los Angeles mansion as a result of a drug concoction that included the sedative propofol as administered by Murray.