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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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46.

kevin    

Michael Jackson paid the doctor $150,000 A MONTH to do EXACTLY what Michael Jackson wanted him to do. This wasn't murder, it was an assisted suicide. Face the facts deniers, Michael Jackson WAS a drug addict. If it wasn't Dr. Conrad Murray who administered the drug, it would have been Dr. Smith or Dr. Jones.

870 days ago
47.

alliestp    

Conrad Murray did NOT kill Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson killed Michale Jackson. He was an addict and NO ONE did anything to stop it because regardless of how he functioned, as long as he did function, their pay-checks (including his family) still came rolling though. He blamed everyone else for his problems, and his family is still doing so. THEY WERE ALL LOSERS. Murray is an easy target. Too bad it's the wrong target.

870 days ago
48.

Glynn    

Ashley - GET A LIFE!

870 days ago
49.

HumanNature    

Glynn:


YOU GET A LIFE!!!!


WHAT Ashley IS POSTING IS THE "TRUTH"!!!!


YOU AND THE REST OF THE "DUMB AS DIRT" CROWD REFUSES TO RESEARCH TO KNOW THE ABSOLUTE "TRUTH"!!!


YOU LET THE NEGATIVE MEDIA/PEOPLE LEAD YOU AWAY WITH THEIR GOSSIP, RUMORS, INNUENDOS, SPECULATION AND MOST IMPORTANT "LIES" TO GET THEIR OWN HATEFUL AGENDA ACROSS!!!


WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO LOOK PAST THE "LIES" TO DO SOME DAMN RESEARCH TO LEARN THE ABSOLUTE "TRUTH/FACTS" ABOUT MJ????

870 days ago
50.

pam    

HARVEY,
I am really beginning to dislike you due to your obvious slant on any story that you wish to try to spin your way.
#1- Conrad Murray cost the state of California millions (3-7 million)of dollars just due to his lies. If he had just told the truth the state would not only have saved money but would have likely used leniency in sentencing. #2 - Conrad Murray is a criminal and has a criminal history. Son of a bi-tch has never paid his child support for any of his bast-ard children. FYI the kid's mothers are strippers. Everyone knows strippers are just whores. What do you think that makes Murray? #3 - Murray is a danger to society for two reasons, 1 he can't keep his pants zipped up and 2 he makes money prescribing drugs! Murray could have plead guilty and kept his license, spent no time in jail and saved CA $4 million dollars (cost of his trial)but his ego just wouldn't allow it.

RESEARCH BEFORE YOU PRINT YOUR STORIES. A doctor in Phoenix, AZ also went to prison this year for killing a patient. This is a great thing that American citizens are tired of doctors killing patients or cutting off the wrong arm and walking away scott free. Doctors should be held accountable for their acts just like the rest of society. Murray needs to go to prison for ALL 4 years - he won't - and a big part of that reason is because of press coverage like TMZ has provided. The prosecutor was brilliant to seek 100 million dollars but it flew over your head - that will keep that loser Murray from violating Michael Jackson's hippa rights and saying any ole thing to make money off the man that he killed.

870 days ago
51.

fp    

Casey Anthony was proven innocent so was OJ. Who killed Nicole Simpson?? Columbian Drug Lords??? Being proven not guilty in court no way means you didnt do it. It means you had a good lawyer. Anyone who shares a bed kids other then your own is a creepy pedo. MJ loved to snuglle with kids dont be blind. Jerry Sandusky didnt molest those kids he just horsed around naked in showers with them. Some of you people need a reality check.

870 days ago
52.

Barbara    

No, TMZ, Murray SHOULD get the maximum sentence, he was convicted with not less than 17 counts of gross negligence, his erratic achievement was deliberate. He also took the life a three young children's single father.

870 days ago
53.

fp    

A drug addict cant blame his dopeman for overdosing. MJ paid him $150,000 to give him that drug as no one else would. The sad thing is HIS FAMILY didnt do **** about. He was the money machine. You want to send someone to jail send his family who stood around collecting hand outs while being a drug addict.

870 days ago
54.

ralph    

Some facts about MJ that altered my view as a result of the trial were just how really black he was. I know, I know. But he was surrounded completely with black people and white celebrities. I can't name one white employee who worked for MJ. Neither can I name one white, non-celebrity friend associated with MJ.

And the autopsy photo showed that his skin color was lightened due to his vitiligo, not due to skin treatments. I always though he was just lying.

MJ was black.

870 days ago
55.

Lucy    

the slimeball deserves to die in prison.

870 days ago
56.

Carlos Barrera    

Of course the 100 millions must be part of the restitution!! Independently of his wealth or current profits, that is what Murray stopped him from making!! This after life profits SHOULDN'T EXIST!!! You don't know how much he would have done if he would have been alive!! May be 200% more than what he is doing now, YOU DON'T KNOW.
I am surprised to know that there are some "lawyers" on TMZ team. I'm glad you are not working in the legal area cus you have no **** idea of the Law. Glad you are on the Gossip/slander area.
To the haters: You are boring with the pedophile ****. You only demontrate 2 things: 1) you were raped by your dad and you are projecting that towards MJ. 2) You are an evil ignorant who knows **** about MJ.

870 days ago
57.

Jennifer    

This man Dr. COnrad Murray, should not be called a doctor. He was negligent the day he presecribed the medication to Michael Jackson, he was negligents when he administered the medication to Michael, he was negligent when he administered multiple sedatives INCLUDING Propofol, in Michael's final hours. If he really wanted to help Michael, rehab was was the best solution. Michael would've been alive this very day if Dr. Conrad Murray would have done this.

870 days ago
58.

j    

ha have u realy looked at this???? He should get no time they should put his famly in prison for being crazy get over it thousands of americans die every day you are not special.

870 days ago
59.

mcammarano    

Michael Jackson killed Michael Jackson.

870 days ago
60.

mjforever    

Harvey **** YOU!!!You make me sick how much is Death paying you?

870 days ago
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