Michael Jackson’s unrepentant former personal physician will spend the next 4 years in the LA County jail rather than in prison due to overcrowding in the state prison system.
Earlier today Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor sentenced Murray to the maximum the law allows for involuntary manslaughter in the death of Jackson, who was 50 when he died on June 25, 2009. Murray was accused of giving Jackson an infusion of Propofol, a surgical IV anesthetic that is usually administered only in a clinical setting under close supervision.
Referring to Murray as a “disgrace to the medical profession,” Pastor noted that it was irrelevant if Michael might have died in the care of another doctor. He said Jackson died because of the actions of Dr. Murray.
Murray’s attorney Ed Chernoff requested that Murray be sentenced to community service. But the judge denied the request. Chernoff said Jackson was a “drug seeker,” but he acknowledged that Murray was wrong for providing him with the drugs that killed him.