Dr. Conrad Murray was sentenced to 4 years in prison for the death of Michael Jackson. Murray's time will be spent in L.A. County Jail.
The judge appeared often upset and brought up a documentary that Murray shot with MSNBC where Murray said Michael's death lies with Michael not him.
Murray will also have to pay "appropriate restitution" to the Jackson Estate and Michael's kids at a later date. The prosecution is hoping for a $100 million dollars, but no amount was set yet. They were also hoping for money from Murray to pay for the almost $2 million funeral costs for Michael.
Michael's family released a statement to the court before sentencing:
"We are not here to seek revenge. There is nothing you can do here today that will bring Michael back." "We respectfully request you impose a sentence that reminds physicians they cannot sell their services to the highest bidder."
Murray could only get a maximum of 4 years in prison, but we ask, did the punishment fit the crime?-DocFB
Diagnosis: Not enough time or just right?
The jury reached a verdict in the Conrad Murray Michael Jackson trial and it was tense to say the least as Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.
The verdict was reached earlier in the morning and read after 1 p.m. Conrad Murray looked scared as anyone would have been.
Mrs. Benson, the court clerk read the guilty verdict.
Conrad Murray will be sentenced November 29th.
Murray was remanded on the spot without bail and will appear in court on November 29th, 2011.
What do you think of the verdict?-DocFB
Diagnosis: Justice for MJ....?
Liza Minelli talked about Michael Jackson and her friendship with the late singer with Ellen.
She talks about when she first met him being a kid and loving her father. She seemed upset feeling that the trial and others are surrounded by people just wanting to make money off of him. Liza was dead on.
It is nice to see Liza having a good head on her shoulders with her battles of her addiction. The last time she saw him was in 2000 in what I think she is trying to describe as the "Michael Jackson Family Honors" and if I am wrong, I am sure someone will leave a comment and correct me and I appreciate it.
Check out Liza and Ellen discussing Michael Jackson.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Wish She Was Around Him A Bit More Later In Life
I am not following the MJ trial. From old voice recordings to photos on his death-bed, it is just too much.
I know you have been watching. It has to be information overload. Seriously, way too much information. Just think how the jurors feel and they are not supposed to have feelings for the victim, but you all do.
So I must ask; what do you think of the first 2 days of testimony in the Trial of Conrad Murray?
Do you feel he is guilty? Do you feel people around Michael knew he had a problem? Are you upset that no one tried to get him help? Will the end verdict actually make you feel any better?
Tell us how you feel?-DocFB
Diagnosis: Too Much Information Sometimes Leads To Too Much Doubt