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Dr. Conrad Murray

Sentenced to the Maximum

11/29/2011 11:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Judge Michael Pastor threw the book at Dr. Conrad Murray
Judge Michael Pastor threw the book at Dr. Conrad Murray, sentencing him to 4 YEARS IN PRISON.  But Murray will not spend a single day in prison because of a new California law.  He'll serve his time in L.A. County Jail.  And in jail, at most Murray will only serve half the sentence.
 
The judge was angry, talking repeatedly about Dr. Murray's documentary in which he laid the blame at Michael Jackson's doorstep.  The documentary clearly weighed in the judge's decision to give Murray the max.

As for restitution, Judge Pastor ordered Dr. Murray to pay "appropriate restitution" to the Estate and to MJ's kids at a later date ... but the judge seemed dubious about the $100 million request by the prosecution.  

Judge Pastor ruled Murray must pay an $800 fine, a $30 court security fee, and a $40 criminal conviction assessment. 

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 says it's irrelevant to him that Michael might have met this fate with some other doctor.  The fact is, Pastor said, Michael Jackson died because of the actions of ... Dr. Murray."

The judge said he looked at Murray's whole life, and he was impressed.  But he added Dr. Murray's recklessness with Jackson overshadowed the doc's good deeds, calling the treatment, "a cycle of horrible medicine."

The Judge noted, "Dr. Murray engaged in a recurring, continuous pattern of deceit and lies."
 
The Judge was incredulous, saying far from being remorseful, "There's umbrage and outrage on the part of Dr. Murray against the decedent."  The judge was making note of Murray's critical comments about MJ in his recently-aired documentary.

In the end, the judge said, "Dr. Murray abandoned his patient," calling his conduct ... "medicine madness,"  "egregious" and "a disgrace to the medical profession."

Brian Panish, attorney for Jackson family, read a statement:  "We still look at each other in disbelief.  Is it really possible he is gone?"  The statement goes on ...  "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."

Prosecutor David Walgren, who asked the judge to impose the maximum, 4-year prison sentence, reminded the judge ... Dr. Murray repeatedly lied to authorities about the events in the bedroom where Michael died.  He also noted the recklessness of Murray's medical treatment.   Walgren called Murray's treatment a "pharmaceutical experiment."  Walgren said, "The defendant was playing Russian Roulette with Michael Jackson's life every single night."

Walgren also asked for $100 million in restitution for MJ's kids, because that's what Michael Jackson would have made in the "This Is It" tour. Walgren also wanted Murray to pay a fair amount for the $1.8 million funeral.

Murray's lawyer, Ed Chernoff, told Judge Pastor, Dr. Murray did not want to address the court, but the lawyer said no doubt Jackson's death is a tragedy that demands punishment, but Murray's "book of life" is much better than this one chapter.  Chernoff noted Murray was born "dirt poor" in Grenada and led an exemplary life that made him a cardiologist. But Chernoff noted Murray "will always be known as the guy who killed Michael Jackson."  Chernoff did say, "Michael Jackson was a drug seeker, and Dr. Murray was wrong in providing it."

As for restitution ... Chernoff shockingly never addressed the obvious -- that Jackson is worth more dead than alive.  All he said was Murray couldn't afford to pay it..

Murray Found Guilty

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151.

mac the knife    

APPEAL?? sure MOO-ray,Connie can try-- & go through all that rigamarole.. BUT IT'S NOT GOING TO WORK! that judgement-- will NOT BE OVERTURNED.. jUDGE PASTOR MADE SURE OF THAT WITH HIS SPEECH! he went through minute detail why he gave Moo_ray the max.

as for that $100 mil restitution/ yeah.. MAKING SURE.. MOO-RAY WILL NEVER MAKE MONEY 'SELLING' MICHAEL JACKSON!
oh HERE COMES fLANAGAN & HIS BULL.. oh go havbe drink!

1026 days ago
152.

Nacho    

They should give him a medal for knocking off a pedophile and drug addict. Would love to see the day that Judge Michael Pastor asked a doctor for special treatment for one of his family members. Everyone in a position in LA does so do not think the Judge is not going home to his prescription that he paid for illegally because it could not show up on his record.

Love seeing he Michael Jackson airbrushed T-shirts on the street. The only things missing is him fondling a young boy and getting hopped up on drugs.

GOOD KILL DR.

1026 days ago
153.

WhoCares    

Michael Jackson got just what he asked for. If he died because of it, it's a tragedy, but if it hadn't been Dr. Murray, it would have been someone else. The Jacksons need to move on because Michael is worth way more to them dead than he was alive. Sad, but true.

As for those Sony ads. Send an email directly to Sony and tell them that you will NOT be purchasing any Sony products because of their annoying ads on TMZ.

1026 days ago
154.

jse0123    

I don't think he should receive any time for what happened if he killed him I owe him a handshake or something for killing that pedophile

1026 days ago
155.

middle finger    

damn he will be in jail until late july...he will miss the michael jackson anniversary of his death PARTY...

1026 days ago
156.

charley    

GOOD FOR DR MURRAY.....YOULL BE OUT AND CAN START A NEW LIFE....MEANWHILE THAT PEDOPHILE WONT EVER BE ABLE TO HURT ANOTHER CHILD....GIVE DR MURRAY THE CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR...HE DESERVES IT AFTER DEALING WITH THIS NUTTY AND PRETENTIOUS FAMILY

1026 days ago
157.

HumanNature    

TODAY, THE VOODOO "QUACK" RETURN TO HIS CELL!!!!


NO PROBATION OR COMMUNITY SERVICE!!!!


AND IF HE THINK ABOUT WRITING A BOOK, PAID INTERVIEWS, AND ANYMORE DO***ENTARY HE WILL HAVE TO PAY MJ3!!!!


NOW, THAT'S JUSTICE!!!!

1026 days ago
158.

middle finger    

Farrah Fawcett died a few hours before MJ...
when she was at the pearly gats saint peter asked her "you have been a great person through life.we want to grant you a request"
Farrah responded "I want all the kids on the planet to be safe"
Poof MJ died

1026 days ago
159.

susie    

Bye ohWell take care!!!
_____________________

Bye MiMi & Pegasus the two biggest liars. I hope karma slaps you in the face.
As MiMi the witch said "two peas in a pod"....
GO TO HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1026 days ago
160.

middle finger    

finish his 8 months..leave the country.then right a book make a movie and do interviews in another country...
then he can keep his money..
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I say we all chip in and send him some money for canteen, and commissary...

1026 days ago
161.

John    

The lesson in this is not to select your doctor carefully, but for the doctor to select their patients carefully. And if they tell you they can't sleep, run like hell.

1026 days ago
162.

bunny    

Murray was found guilty and is paying way less than Casey Anthony who was found not guilty. That does NOT make sense.

1026 days ago
163.

middle finger    

conrads lawyer "not only is my client a POS,but he knows he killed MJ,and would do it again..i have the urge to shake him like a rubber chicken,I am going to agree with the prosecution and go fetch a rope..thank you your honor"
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but her says matter and asked questions the whole time

1026 days ago
164.

Gsharon 710    

I guess the other long time heavy drug dealers are smiling now. Murray has children that needs supporting. I still say some one was in that house that night.
I cannot believe people who think MJJ was faultless,. he was human. What happened to the Jackson's big talk about what was really going on in Michael's life, and who and what shut their traps...If they could not control MJJ, former Doctors could not control MJJ, what makes them think Murray could. I believe Murray WAS set up. His stupidity was in not having the life saving equipment. Who is profiting from the death...who controls his estate...who made sure they would regain control of his estate....
Pastor did what he did to save his ass from over the edge fans, yet making it possible that Murray not serve much time.
It is stupid for his family to say MJJ was afraid for his life, named names, then all of a sudden zip their lips...strange.
Making Murray pay is taking from his family and given to a already rich family. I think Murray will pay by his sentence and that sentence, brought more money to the Jackson family.
Those who wish bad things for Murray but not take in account the past life style of MJJ is not thinking with their brains.
Way to go Jacksons....shut your mouths, don't let the truth be known...makes you wonder if the family really cared for MJJ in the first place. Murray is paying for his negligent act, but this is a trial that should have been more thourghly investigated..if for no other reason than the unsecured house where it all happened.
People with power and money......even if it is not their money.....can fix things, and fix they did.
As for Murray comments, many of MJJ employees and doctors, family, and workers has all had negative things to say, but again, blame Murray only...........smdh

1026 days ago
165.

HumanNature    

LET ME TELL YOU WHAT IS A GOOD DEAL!!!!


THE VOODOO "QUACK" IS A CONVICTED FELON!!!!


NO PROBATION OR COMMUNITY SERVICE!!!


THE VOODOO "QUACK" IS BACK IN HIS CELL!!!


THE VOODOO "QUACK" WILL NEVER PRACTICE MEDICINE AGAIN!!!


THE VOODOO "QUACK" WILL HAVE TO PAY MJ3 $$$$$$$$$ IF HE TRY TO PROFIT FROM ANY BOOK, INTERVIEWS OR DO***ENTARY!!!


NOW, THAT'S A FABULOUS DEAL!!!


JUSTICE WAS SERVED TODAY!!!

1026 days ago
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