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Conrad Murray

He Could Get More Time

Because He Killed MJ

11/29/2011 6:42 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Judges, prosecutors and criminal lawyers who have spoken with TMZ agree ... Conrad Murray should not get the maximum sentence -- 4 years in prison -- but the fact that he killed Michael Jackson changes everything.

It's not supposed to be this way -- the fame of the victim should be irrelevant -- but it's hard to ignore the fame of the victim.

The people we spoke with say the typical sentence for someone in a similar position -- no criminal history, an otherwise unblemished record -- would be a "blended sentence" -- a year or 2 in jail, and then a year or 2 of community service. 

Judge Michael Pastor made it clear when he denied Murray bail -- he views the crime as extremely serious, possibly telegraphing a maximum sentence.  It's hard to tell what Pastor will do, but almost everyone considers him a fair but stern judge.

The fact that the D.A. is asking for $100 million in restitution shows how much of a difference it makes that MJ is the victim.  The reality is  -- in terms of money -- Michael is worth more dead than alive, so there should be no restitution.  His 3 kids will now get hundreds of millions in a windfall.

Here's the reality ... Murray will not serve a day in prison.  Because of a new California law, any time he gets will be served in L.A. County Jail, and the amount of time will automatically be cut in half.  And, Murray would be eligible for house arrest.




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1.

Stephen    

Awesome, let me make sure I never hurt a pedophile.

968 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

Killing a pedophile? More Time? Why? It not like "The Black Joker" didn't ask for all of those drugs.

968 days ago
3.

cookies    

Dr. Murray has no morals. Jackson begged Murray for the drugs, and Murray gave them to him. Totally unethical. He should lose his license.

968 days ago
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Ashley    

Michael wasn't a pedophile. You people need to learn the facts. You go around life believing everything you read in the tabloids? I feel sorry for you. Why don't you actually read the court transcripts and the other do***ents? It's really easy to call a dead man a pedophile when he can't defend himself, but the court transcripts speak for themselves. There was NO evidence against him. The FBI has a 300 page file on him and they found absolutely NOTHING credible about the claims they investigated, found NO evidence against him whatsoever. DCFS was the same. Must feel really good to spread hate about a man you never even met, huh? Must make you feel really big and proud of yourselves. He was a human being, vindicated in court. In case you don't remember, not one of the prosecution's witnesses was credible in 2004/05. Their lies were exposed on the stand, yet you people continue to say Michael was guilty. Amazing how logic goes out the window when people want to hate on a dead man. Shame on you all.

968 days ago
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Ashley    

OK TMZ. You're making it sound like they'll add more to the maximum with that headline. He deserves the full 4 years. He knowingly brought Propofol into that home, administered it to his patient, tried to cover his tracks, withheld information, and he was completely responsible for his own mistakes. It doesn't matter WHO the victim is. If the victim had been anybody else, somebody not famous, Murray would still be guilty, because he deviated extremely from the standard of care. I hope he gets all 4 years. Either way, for the rest of his life, he's a convicted felon, and rightly so.

968 days ago
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HumanNature    

TMZ


THE "QUACK" DESERVES THE MAX AND PAY RESTITUTION!!!!


NO CONVICTED FELON SHOULD MAKE $$$$ OFF OF THEIR VICTIM!!!!

968 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

It gets really tiring to hear the same "Michael was not a pedophile, he was never convicted" crap. Of course there are no accusers - well, actually there are, but they're now called "Instant Millionares" after all that money was somehow deposited in their bank accounts.
Michael Jackson was an emotionaly ill person. Period. He used his fame to collect young boys, and he used his wealth to buy them - or more correctly their parents off. I pity the plight of the children, I don't pity the pedophile or his enablers.

968 days ago
8.

dee    

Forget that it was Michael Jackson who died, Conrad Murray killed a human being and certainly the sentencing should be more than 4 years, because human life is precious and this human being can never be brought back to life. So 4 years is negligible for a human life. At least he still has a life and his children still have a father, unlike Michael's children.

968 days ago
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JiLL1    

Murray should lose his medical license & get 4 years. No $100MM restitution to those already loaded kids. That's ridiculous esp since Jackson was just as responsible for his own death

968 days ago
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HumanNature    

DID ANYONE SEE THE MONEY MAKING DO***ENTARY??????


THE RESTITUTION IS TO DETER THE "QUACK" FROM TRYING TO MAKE ANY $$$$$ OFF OF HIS VICTIM!!!!!

968 days ago
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HumanNature    

AFTER TODAY, LET MJ R.I.P!!!!!

968 days ago
12.

RealityBites    

Wow, if you're a celebrity you never have to do any time and if you kill a celebrity you have to do more time....where's the justice in LA?

968 days ago
13.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

if thats the case they should digg up wacko jacko and make him spend some time in jail..he basically killed himself,,but then again,,im sure right now he is resideing in hell and being chased around by little kid devils..sort of like the kids he abused so much

968 days ago
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King of TMZ    

- TMZ Title = He will get more than 4 years

- TMZ story = He will probably get nothing and definitely less than 2 years...

- TMZ comment = MJ is a pedofile lol

MJ was acquited by the American law on the account of 10+ charges. So he is innocent as was not proven guilty.

The other two moneyquacks were proven guilty to be gold-diggers. But trolls will keep on trolling to raise their virtual fat-esteem. Michael Jackson was the best (The absolute best) and that's hard to swallow for some lol

968 days ago
15.

Linda    

I hope he gets the max sentence they can give him. This hopefully be a wake up call to all the other pill pushing doctors out there! And to all you haters out there read the book book Conspiracy by Aphrodite Jones she is a news correspondent that was at his trial was like all the other media people out there that had him convicted until she heard all the evidence being in the courtroom everyday and realized this man was being railroaded for MONEY!!!!

968 days ago
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