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Michael Jackson doctor jailed for four years

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-11-29

The doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson was on Tuesday sentenced to four years in jail. Dr Conrad Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter after treating the king of pop with a powerful anaesthetic.

AP - The doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson has been sentenced to the maximum term of four years behind bars.

Dr. Conrad Murray was sentenced Tuesday, three weeks after a jury convicted the cardiologist of involuntary manslaughter. The judge chastised him for a "horrific violation of trust" in caring for Jackson.

Prosecutors had urged the judge to sentence the doctor to the maximum, arguing his treatment of Jackson with a powerful anesthetic ended the life of the King of Pop and left his three children without a father.

Attorneys for the 58-year-old Murray argued that probation was a more appropriate sentence, given his lack of a criminal history and the fact he will lose his medical license.

Murray could serve half of the four years because of overcrowding in California jails.
 

Date created : 2011-11-29

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