Jackson Doc Conrad Murray Sentenced 4 Years
Conrad Murray was slapped the maximum penalty of four years in county prison on Tuesday for involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of Michael Jackson in June 2009.
Judge Michael Pastor berated Murray for close to half hour before the sentence was eventually read. Pastor castigated the doctor for putting his personal interests above the well-being of his patient, Jackson. “Dr. Murray created a set of circumstances and became involved in a cycle of horrible medicine,” said Pastor. The judge added that Jackson was turned into an experiment when the doctor agreed to administer the anesthesia Propofol to the King of Pop even though such medication has not been approved for sleep disorder. “Dr. Murray could have walked away and said no as countless others did. But Dr. Murray was intrigued with the prospect of this money for medicine madness,” Pastor said. Murray was reportedly paid $150,000 a month as Jackson’s doctor during what could have been the pop star’s farewell tour.
Murray is expected to serve only about half of his sentence due to jail overcrowding. Murray, who appeared on Tuesday in street clothes, will be incarcerated away from other prisoners.