A Los Angeles Court sentenced Dr. Conrad Murray to 4 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 death of Michael Jackson. Four years was the maximum penalty Murray could receive. His lawyer, Ed Chernoff, asked for probation instead of jail, but Judge Michael Pastor slammed the request.
"He engaged in this money for medicine madness that simply is not going to be tolerated by me,” Pastor said.
"He violated the trust of the medical community, of his colleagues and of his patient and he has absolutely no sense of remorse, absolutely no sense of fault, and is and remains dangerous,” Pastor added.
Pastor postponed making a decision on the prosecution’s request that Murray, 58, be ordered to pay $100 million in restitution. The amount is the estimated value of Jackson’s estate had he completed the concert tour he was preparing for at the time of his death.
A jury of seven men and five women convicted Murray of involuntary manslaughter earlier this month after two days of deliberation. Prosecutor David Walgren accused Murray of “extreme criminal negligence” for administering Propofol, a powerful and dangerous anesthetic, to Jackson without proper monitoring. Jackson died on June 25, 2009 of acute Propofol intoxication. Murray waited 20 minutes after Jackson stopped breathing to call paramedics, according to witnesses.