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....?
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
With Dr. Conrad Murray officially charged in the death of Michael Jackson, the Los Angeles coroner released new details from the autopsy. Below are some highlights from the report; read the full story at CNN or download the full report here. -Dr.FB
Jackson initally called Dr. Murray to his residence at 1am, where he "complained of being dehydrated and not being able to sleep".
Murray told police investigators he had been treating Jackson for insomnia for six weeks at the time of the singer's death. He had given Jackson 50 milligrams of the sedative propofol diluted with the local anesthetic lidocaine every night via an intravenous drip. He was worried that Jackson was becoming addicted to the drug and was trying to wean him off it.
The coroner took their first look at Michael's body at UCLA Medical Center where they used his driver's license to confirm his identity. "The decedent's head hair is sparse and is connected to a wig. The decedent's overall skin has patches of light and dark pigmented areas," an investigator wrote.
At the time of his death, Jackson weighed 136 pounds and was 5 feet, 9 inches tall, according to measurements taken during the autopsy.
The front of Jackson's scalp, from his hairline, was tattooed with dark ink over "frontal balding." His eyebrows and the border of his eyelids were also tattooed. "There is a pink tattoo in the region of the lips," the report said.
The autopsy also said that Jackson's left lung was affected by "widespread respiratory bronchiolitis and chronic lung inflammation" that could have had an "adverse health effect." But it was not "considered to be a direct or contributing cause of death," a pathologist hired as a consultant concluded.
The report also outlined the unprecedented use of propofol as a sleeping aid, and the noticeable lack of equipment for administering and monitoring the drug, such as a continuous pulse oxymeter, EKG and blood pressure cuff. Use of propofol requires "full patient monitoring by a person trained in anesthesia," Calmes, the consultant, wrote. Murray is a cardiologist.
"There was no evidence of an infusion pump for control of an IV infusion. No monitors were found at the scene; a blood pressure cuff and portable pulse oxymeter were recovered from a closet in the next room," Calmes wrote. Calmes also said supplemental oxygen "should always be delivered" when propofol is being administered.