Former doctor to Michael Jackson, Conrad Murray was ordered to serve the maximum of a four year term when he was sentenced in a Los Angels court room this morning. The cardiologist was found guilty for of one felony count of involuntary manslaughter on November 7th in regards to his role in the death of Michael Jackson in 2009. Due to recent changes to alleviate overcrowding in California prisons, Murray is expected to carry out his sentence in County jail.
The four year maximum sentence is important to note because Judge Michael Pastor had within his power to have the cardiologist’s sentence range from probation to the full sentence that was decided on. Pastor reportedly decided on the maximum sentence because of “Murray’s lack of remorse and negligent behavior.” “He is and remains dangerous … the request of probation is denied, the court imposes the high term of four years imprisonment in this case,” Pastor said.
After taking a looking at all aspects in the case, four years in the Los Angeles County Jail may be the easy part. Murray will also be expected to pay nearly $900 in court fees and that’s just the tip of it. If things proceed as expected, Murray could incur estimated debt of more than $101 million after his facing a restitution hearing requested by the prosecution to award the Jackson family restitution for their loss.
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