Michael Jackson Doctor Conrad Murray Jailed For Four Years

29 November 2011, 17:59

The doctor was given the maximum term during sentencing in Los Angeles.

Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray has been sentenced to four years in prison for the singer's involuntary manslaughter.

Dr Murray, who was found guilty of killing the King of Pop after giving him a fatal overdose of the powerful sedative propofol, remained motionless as the sentence was read out in Los Angeles today (29th November).

Judge Michael E. Pastor said he was jailing Dr Murray for the maximum term because he had "abandoned his patient, who was trusting him".

"His patient was vulnerable under those circumstances having been administered potentially dangerous drugs," he added.

The judge also said that Dr Murray had shown "absolutely no sense of remorse" and that he "remains dangerous" and "reckless".

Michael Jackson died on the eve of his comeback gigs in London, which were scheduled to take place over 50 nights at the O2 Arena.