Conrad Murray Sentenced Over Jackson Death

Guilty: Dr Murray has been found guilty of the manslaughter of Michael Jackson

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.


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Conrad Murray is GUILTY of the manslaughter of Michael Jackson

Guilty: Dr Murray has been found guilty of the manslaughter of Michael Jackson

The jury of the manslaughter trial of Conrad Murray over Michael Jackson’s death has delivered a guilty verdict within the last few minutes.

A jury of seven men and five women deliberated for two days before reaching a verdict only a few hours ago.

As the verdict was read, a woman, thought to be a member of the Jackson Family, yelled,”Yes!” in the courtroom.

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.

Conrad Murray could now receive a prison sentence of four years as well as losing his licence to practise medicine.

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.

The court now has 24 days to sentence Conrad Murry, who is 58.