A California court has sentenced Conrad Murray, the man convicted of the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson, to four years imprisonment.
This is the maximum sentence for the crime committed. Murray appeared tense and emotionless as the sentence was served.
The California judge said that Murray, 58, remained a “danger to the community” because of his actions; and showed no remorse for the crime which the former doctor was convicted of.
Murray was convicted of Jackson’s manslaughter on the 7th November 2011
A jury of seven men and five women deliberated for two days after a six week trial before reaching a verdict.
The late singer Michael Jackson died on 25th June 2009 from an overdose of the anaesthetic propofol, which is mainly used in the operating theatre.
Dr Murray’s lawyers argued that Jackson self-administered a lethal dose of the drug while he was out of the room. In total, over 300 pieces of evidence were submitted to the court, including controversial images of Jackson’s dead body on a hospital gurney.
Conrad Murray, 58, will serve the high term sentence of four years in the Los Angeles County Jail. Murray blew a kiss to his family in the courtroom as he was lead away from the courtroom.