Conrad Murray sentenced to four years in Michael Jackson manslaughter trial

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Conrad Murray was sentenced to four years in prison for the death of pop icon, Michael Jackson. Murray faced up to four years in prison in addition to the loss of his medical license.

Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor sentenced Murray after hearing statements from the lawyers on both sides of the case. Pastor said he felt a significant responsibility to determine the appropriate sentence, utilizing his “sense of fairness and decency.”

The Jackson family prepared a statement to be read in court stating, “The Bible reminds us that men cannot do justice, they can only seek justice. That is all we can ask as a family, and that is all we ask for here. We are not here to seek revenge. There is nothing you can do today that will bring Michael back.”

Many Jackson family members attended the hearing including mother Katherine and siblings, LaToya, Jermaine, Randy, and Rebbie.

Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the overdose death of Jackson in June of 2009. Murray frequently administrated the operating-room anesthetic, propofol, to Jackson to help him “sleep.” Jackson hired Murray as his doctor in preparation for his This is It comeback tour.

Jackson’s children also addressed the court saying they had lost their father, best friend, and playmate.

Murray did not address the court during the sentencing.

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