Conrad Murray sentenced to four years in prison
Dr. Conrad Murray has been sentenced to four years in prison — the highest prison term for his conviction — on Nov. 29 for the involuntary manslaughter of pop star Michael Jackson.
Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson on Nov. 7, in a case that captivated Michael Jackson fans worldwide. Jackson died on June 25, 2009, of what was determined to be an overdose of sedatives and propofol.
Murray was accused by Judge Michael Pastor of propagating a “continuing series of lies” to Jackson’s friends, family, security team and various healthcare providers — including paramedics — that were “not designed to help his patient” but rather “to deceive and to give Dr. Murray a way out.” Pastor also called Murray’s recording of Jackson while the pop star was under heavy influence propofol an “insurance policy,” and called out Murray’s continuous supplying to Jackson of “staggering” amounts of the powerful painkiller and sedative a “clear violation of the patient-caregiver agreement.”