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Dr. Conrad Murray Gets Four Years In Jail

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Dr. Conrad Murray was sentenced to four years in prison for the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson.

The judge gave out the ruling today, but due to a new California law, Dr. Murray will serve his time in a L.A. county jail.  Dr. Murray may only serve half of his sentence.

Murray has also been ordered to pay restitution to MJ’s kids and his Estate, a $800 court fine, $30 court security fee, and a $40 criminal conviction assessment.

Judge Michael Pastor spoke on Dr. Murray’s actions regarding Michael’s death, calling his behavior a “disgrace to the medical profession.”

Jackson family attorney, Brian Panish, read this statement:

“We still look at each other in disbelief.  Is it really possible he is gone?”  The statement goes on …  “We are not here to seek revenge.  There is nothing you can do here today that will bring Michael back.”  In terms of the sentence, the family said: “We respectfully request you impose a sentence that reminds physicians they cannot sell their services to the highest bidder.”

[via TMZ]

Photo Credit: uptownmagazine.com

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