After being found guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson, Dr. Conrad Murray has been sentenced to four years in prison. It’s the maximum sentence for the crime. In case you’re unaware, Murray was found by a jury to be responsible for Jackson’s death in June 2009. He apparently gave the King of Pop a substantial amount of a sedative called Propofol, which caused him to overdose on the drug.
You can read a full write-up on Murray’s sentencing at Spin. Peep a snippet of it below:
“It is almost inconceivable that Dr. Murray would have persisted in this pattern over such an extensive period of time. The lies, the deceit began and continued.” [Judge Michael] Pastor said he was especially struck by the “surreptitious recording” of Jackson that Murray made. “That tape recording was Dr. Murray’s insurance policy,” he concluded. “It was designed to record his patient at that patient’s most vulnerable point.” Pastor said Murray was eligible for probation, but he did not find that was an appropriate punishment for violating the trust of his patient.