Dr Conrad Murray has been given the maximum four year sentence after being found guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson, a judge ruled today (November 29)
Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter by an LA jury earlier this month (November 7).
In their argument on November 3, the prosecution said Dr Murray had caused the star's death through negligence.
Brian Panish, who is theattorney for the Jackson family, read a statement: "We still look at each other in disbelief. Is it really possible he is gone? We are not here to seek revenge. There is nothing you can do here today that will bring Michael back." In terms of the sentence, the family said: "We respectfully request you impose a sentence that reminds physicians they cannot sell their services to the highest bidder."
However Murray will not spend an entire day of his four year sentence in prison because of California law, reports TMZ.
Conrad's sentence will take place in a LA county jail where it is believed he will actually only serve half of the four years.
Explaining the sentence Judge Pastor said, "There are those who feel Dr. Murray is a saint. There are those who feel he's the devil. He is neither. He's a human being."
Judge Pastor ruled Murray must pay an $800 fine, a $30 court security fee, and a $40 criminal conviction assessment.
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