Michael Jackson's doctor get four years jail

Michael Jackson's personal physician Conrad Murray was jailed to the maximum of four years in the pop icon's 2009 death with the judge lambasting the doctor for his "money-for-madness" behaviour. Giving Murray the maximum sentence yesterday, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor expressed shock over the doctor's lack of remorse. Pastor said the evidence in the case showed a "continuous pattern of lies and deceit." "He has absolutely no sense of remorse, absolutely no sense of fault and is and remains dangerous," Pastor said ending the seven-week long high profile trial.
Under a new state law, Murray, 58, will serve the sentence in LA County Jail rather than in a state prison. The maximum time Murray would spend in County Jail is two years under state sentencing guidelines, said Steve Whitmore, a spokesman for the county Sheriff's Department. Several members of the Jackson family attended the sentencing hearing. A statement, read by Katherine Jackson attorney, said, "As Michael's parents, we never have imagined we would live to witness his passing. It is simply against the natural order of things. As his children, we will grow up without a father, our best friend, our playmate and our dad." The sentence "reminds physicians that they cannot sell their services to the highest bidder and cast aside their Hippocratic oath to do no harm," it further said.


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