Conrad Murray sentence
Conrad Murray sentence_ Prosecutors in the case against Conrad Murray urged a judge on Wednesday to sentence Michael Jackson's former doctor to the maximum sentence of four years in prison, while defense lawyers asked for probation, according to The Associated Press.
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Earlier this month, a jury found Murray guilty of involuntary manslaughter in relation to Jackson's death. Murray was taken into custody without bail following the verdict and has been in jail ever since. Murray's sentencing hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 29.
Prosecutors David Walgren and Deborah Brazil say that Murray has shown no remorse over Jackson's death and instead placed blamed on others. The prosecutors have turned over post-trial interviews as evidence. In one interview, Conrad states, "I don't feel guilty because I did not do anything wrong." In addition, prosecutors are also seeking monetary losses for Jackson's children exceeding $100 million.
On the opposing side, defense attorney Nareg Gourjian said Murray will always regret the loss of the pop icon, which is essentially a life sentence in itself. "He is, by every account, immensely sorrowful and remorseful," Gourijian said. He also argued that budgetary issues and prison overcrowding has lead to the release of other non-violent, non-dangerous offenders. "Dr. Murray is clearly such a defendant," he said.