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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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31.

kar    

He will serve no time, just wait and see. He will be with Lindsey at the morgue.

1005 days ago
32.

Siggisis    

Oh God, my internet connection is totally unstable today. If I am not there, it is because I cannot connect.

I cross my fingers for a fair sentence. Fair meaning: taking into account that Murray killed, KILLED Michael Jackson!

1005 days ago
33.

ATLFINEST    

Thank you dr murry! one less freak azz child molester walking the streets. hate all YOU want, MJ wasn't MJ after the 80's, or maybe it was after his first adolecent booty hole.

1005 days ago
34.

Mommi    

Wow, the perverse thrill that these people get from saying the word pedophile, is amazing. How does it feel guys? when you see Mike's name and spew that word again. Ohhhh that feeling, the satisfaction......ewwwwww. I think u guys get off on imagining MJ committing the false allegations, and may be a little.....Jealous. If not, let it go cuz it's old and nobody is listening, especially MJ.

1005 days ago
35.

andy    

Truth is bitter: MJ was a blood sacrifice for the Jackson's family because of business. Dr. Conrad Murray became the scapegoat. Who is fooling who. Release Dr. CM NOW. enough is enough.

1005 days ago
36.

Ashley    

1. The settlemnt in 1993 was not an admission of guilt, it was made against Michael's wishes, and it did not prevent the family from testifying in a criminal trial. They dropped the case. The boy refused to testify against Michael in 2005, and he threatened legal action if they tried to make him do so. Michael's attorney had a list of witnesses who were friends of the first accuser who were willing to testify that he told them Michael never touched him. The boy's mother testified and said she never saw anything inappropriate.

2. The boy drew a description of Michael's private area. He was completely inaccurate. And it was so inaccurate that the D.A. wanted the pictures taken of Michael in a strip search banned from the case. Why? Because they would show that the first accuser was wrong! They strip searched Michael and photographed his body with cops all around in 1993, and the description did not in any way match Michael. If Michael was truly guilty, why wouldn't he have settled right away instead of letting it go so far as to a strip search photo session?

3. The 1993 accuser's father was on tape saying he was going to destroy Michael if he didn't get what he want. When the boy's step father asked how that would help the boy, the father said that was irrelevant to him. It was about money.

4. After HIStory came out in the mid 90s, the father of teh alleged 1993 victim tried to sue for millions and wanted to release his own album called EVANstory, and the titles of the songs alone clearly showed he was going to use his son's alleged abuse to make money.

5. After the insurance settlement, the first "accuser" (though technically his father was the accuser) emancipated himself from his parents. As of the trial in 2005, the boy's mother said she hadn't seen her son for 11 years. After Michael was acquitted, the boy's father assaulted him by trying to strike him over the head with a 12 lb. weight. Wonder why? Maybe because the boy refused to testify against the man that was once his friend, the man that his father tried to destroy.

1005 days ago
37.

Cassie    

These comments are killing me softly. First there was never any sound proof that Michael Jackson was an addict based on his lab, pharma and tox reports. HEARSAY. There is no proof that Michael Jackson got up from bed and went to the bathroom to retrieve any pills. HEARSAY. The only thing provenis that Murray is a LIAR by his own doing and that Michael Jackson is dead while under Conrad Murray's SOLE care which Conrad proved beyond any reasonable doubt that he did not provided effectively or professionally. Nothing else is relevant.

And in regards to the "you people" remark, are you scared yet?

1005 days ago
38.

jona    

When this is all over will I be able to get through a day without seeing MJ's distorted face on the web?

Will TMZ find something else to obsess about?

Will Harvey ever grow up and stop acting like a teen age girl?

Tune in next week to find out.

1005 days ago
39.

mj fan forever    

TEH JUDGE NEVER CONSIDERED MICHAEL JACSKON HE DID NOT EVEN ALLOW PROSECUTORS TO CALL HIM VICTIM BUT ALLEGED VICTIM OR MR JACKSON SO WHAT'S THE POINT OF THESE JUDGES EXPERTS??!! MURDERER HAD A FAIR TRIAL NOW HE MUST BE SENTENCED NOTHING WILL BE TOO MUCH HARD TO ME MURDERER SHOULD HAVE THE DEATH PENALTY!!!!!! TODAY TRULY HOPING THE JUDGE WILL PUNISH HIM AS HE DOES DESERVE BEFORE ROTTING IN HELL!!!!!! JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL JACKSON!!!!!!

1005 days ago
40.

Courtney    

he was a pedophile that paid the children and their parents to shut up. end of discussion.

I dont understand, at all, how ya'll can say conrad murray deserves the maximum sentence, when
a- if he did it, it was unintentional
b- MJ asked for the drugs

and IMO-- if casey anthony gets off murdering her OWN DAUGHTER(and not reporting her missing for one month), then Conrad should get off of this..... the difference, caseys child wasnt famous....its all bc how famous MJ was and thats digusting. if it happened to me, ya'll wouldnt even hear about it and the doctor wouldnt even be tried.

The family had to find someone to blame.

100 million dollars is pure BS...those kids have enough $$$..and they r acting like if u give the kids money it will make them feel better for losing their father, THAT is unethical.

1005 days ago
41.

middle finger    

jacko was as innocent as linocent..
damn now I have to wait in line to piss on his grave...

1005 days ago
42.

kaatje1116    

Let's hope he gets the maximum... How on earth is it possible that a doctor doesn't monitor his patient while on (heavy) sedatives? Even in a homesetting, or maybe precisely BECAUSE of that! A good doctor wouldn't.

1005 days ago
43.

Ozzie X    

Please TMZ you get paid for your opinion.

1005 days ago
45.

Ashley    

Want to believe Michael was partly responsible, even though there's no proof? That's your perogative, but he paid with his life. There is nothing more left to be said. Murray is still responsible for his part in it all, so stop thinking with your hater shades on, and remember that a man died because another man deviated from the standards of care. Even the defense's witnesses said they'd never do what Murray did.

1005 days ago
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