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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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271.

hunysukle    

Do you think he will serve 4 years? Read more @ https://spn.sr/00r.

1025 days ago
272.

Dose Of Reality    

I think the four year sentence and actual time Murray will serve will be a benefit for the Jackson family. The frequency of keeping MJs name in the news increases the potential for profits.


Now that you know the undeniable truth of how MJ was leading his life, how well do you think he would be doing on his tour if he never met Murray?

1025 days ago
273.

sofi    

4 YEARS ONLY?! That is INJUSTICE for Michael.

Killer murray not only took the poor man's life by making experiments on him as Mr.David Walgren said,he also threw mud at him and yet thanks to a former drug-addicted jury he gets away with "involuntary manslaughter".I've never heard of something as ridiculous.

1025 days ago
274.

tiara    

to be honest i dont think it was conrads fault!! jackson was a druggie he isnt any diffrent than a crackhead once they overdose they die and that is what happen to him... may god rest his soul!!

1024 days ago
275.

Dr.Conrad Murray    

I will see you all in just a couple of months,I've been told that due to overcrowding in the LA county jail I will be out soon,just like Lindsay Lohan.


Best Regards
Dr.Conrad Robert Murray.


P.S.
Don't forget to pre order my book.
If you loved the fact Michael peed
in the bed,you'll love what else he did.

1024 days ago
276.

COCO    

HE MAY ONLY DO HALF THAT OKAY HE WILL COME OUT OF THERE A DIFFERENT PERSON CAUSE THE INMATES ARE WAITING FOR HIM TO DROP THE SOAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1024 days ago
277.

HumanNature    

Daybreaker:


ALLOW ME TO PROVIDE YOU SOME "TRUTH/FACTS" ON THE FBI INVESTIGATION OF MJ!!!!


FBI files on Michael Jackson published online
MICHAEL JACKSON
December 22, 2009


The FBI released files it collected over the past 17 years on Michael Jackson on Tuesday, most of them from the federal agency's support of the California investigations of child molestation allegations against the entertainer.


Journalists began scouring the 333 heavily redacted pages -- published on the FBI's Web site -- for any new insight into Jackson's life and the investigations of him.


The FBI, noting that Jackson was acquitted of all charges, said the case files were made public after Freedom of Information Act requests filed after the pop star's June 25 death.

http://articles.cnn.com/2009-12-22/entertainment/michael.jackson.fbi_1_fbi-agent-case-files-child-molestation-allegations?_s=PM:SHOWBIZ


http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2009/december/jackson_122209


I HAVE PROVIDED YOU WITH THE FBI LINK SO THAT YOU CAN DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH ON THE FBI INVESTIGATION OF MJ TO KNOW THE ABSOLUTELY "TRUTH/FACTS"!!!!


YOU NEED TO ASK THE FBI WHY DID THEY INVESTIGATED MJ FOR 17 YEARS!!!!


I HAVE ALWAYS POSTED THE "TRUTH/FACTS" CONCERNING MJ UNLIKE YOU AND THE REST OF THE "DUMB AS A ROCK" HATERS!!!!


AFTER DOING HOURS OF RESEARCH FOR OVER TWO YEARS TO KNOW THE TRUTH/FACTS ABOUT MJ, IF I HAD FOUND ANY EVIDENCE OF CHILD MOLESTATION, DO YOU REALLY THINK THAT I WOULD BE HERE DEFENDING MJ?????


MJ IS ABSOLUTELY INNOCENT OF ALL CHILD MOLESTATION ACCUSATION, RUMORS, INNUENDOS, SPECULATION AND MOST IMPORTANTLY "LIES" THAT HAVE HOUNDED HIM SINCE 1993!!!!


DO THE RESEARCH TO KNOW THE "TRUTH/FACTS" OF MJ!!!!

1024 days ago
278.

Marie    

txcn: 1 day ago
Michael Jackson was a drug addict because he not cope with his life, so he used drugs and every excuse under the sun to justify his lifestyle just as you have done. There are many people in this world who are in worse shape than Michael Jackson ever thought of being and are not the trainwrecks he was.
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How come his body did not show damage by drug addiction in his autopsy report? Elvis Presley's heart and liver wwere in terrible shape because of all the pills he swallowed. Michael's heart was strong. That is because he was not a drug addict. His problem was that doctors wrecked his health by giving him the wrong treatments for his illnesses. For example injecting him propofol for insomnia was wrong. He did not come up with the idea himself. Some doctor other than Murray must have suggested that dangerous treatment to him.

1024 days ago
279.

Robyn Hope    

RIDICULOUS!
Dr. Murray should be back at work doing angioplasties and bypass surgeries.

1023 days ago
280.

Elena Müller    

you can also comment it by www.checkmycase.com. it is a very interesting website where you can find a lot of important cases in german or english ...

1017 days ago
281.

Elena Müller    

You can also comment it by an interesting website www.checkmycase.com . It includes many important cases in english and german.

1017 days ago
282.

kadeesha    

i love mj

1011 days ago
283.

Dragen Lesko    

Dr. Conrad Murray needs to be release

978 days ago
284.

Robin    

He will be assassinated shortly after his release anyway I bet...a fan will get him...my was the biggest star on the planet

603 days ago
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