Dr. Conrad Murray Sentenced to 4 Years in Michael Jackson Manslaughter Case

Jury Reaches Verdict In Dr. Conrad Murray Trial Dr. Conrad Murray sits as the jury returned with a guilty verdict in his involuntary manslaughter trial at the Los Angeles Superior Court on November 7, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Murray was convicted in the 2009 death of pop singer Michael Jackson from an overdose of the powerful anesthetic propofol. Sentencing will take place November 29. (Getty Images)more pics » LaToya Jackson (Getty Images) Dr. Conrad Murray, who was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson earlier this month, has been sentenced to four years in prison, the maximum possible in the case. Due to new laws, Murray will serve his sentence in the Los Angeles County jail system instead of a prison, and he will likely serve a little less than two years total.

LaToya Jackson commented after the hearing: "Justice was served. Now we just have to deal with the jail overcrowding." Her brother, Jermaine, was less enthused about the result. "It wasn't enough time," he said.

Judge Michael Pastor said during sentencing that Murray's "egregious" treatment of Jackson as a patient was "a disgrace to the medical profession."

"There are those who feel Dr. Murray is a saint," Judge Pastor said. "There are those who feel he's the devil. He is neither. He's a human being."

The judge also ruled that Murray will have to pay restitution to the Jackson family, but it was unclear how much the cardiologist would have to pay. While the prosecution argued in favor of a $100 million assessment, the judge seemed wary of the number and its justification that it covered what Jackson would have made from his planned tour behind This Is It.

By JJ Duncan Mail

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