CrimProf Blog

Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

"Jackson’s Doctor Is Sentenced to Four Years"

From the New York Times:

LOS ANGELES — Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 death of Michael Jackson, was sentenced to four years, the maximum he was facing, though how many days he will actually spend behind bars remains unclear. The sentencing comes three weeks after a jury found Dr. Murray guilty.

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Steve Whitmore, a spokesman for Sheriff Leroy D. Baca of Los Angeles County, said that same law required that the sentence be reduced by half for good behavior. Dr. Murray will also receive credit for the several weeks he has already spent in jail. Mr. Whitmore said Sheriff Baca would require that Mr. Murray serve the full time remaining. But the impact of the new state laws is still unclear.

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