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Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray jailed for four years

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  1. Rutashubanyuma

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    [h=1] Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray jailed for four years [/h] By Mirror.co.uk 29/11/2011
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    Michael Jackson's killer doctor Conrad Murray was jailed for four years today as a judge said he was "a danger to the community".

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    Judge Michael Pastor blasted Murray for practicing "horrible medicine" for money, fame and prestige.
    Sentencing Murray for the involuntary manslaughter of the King of Pop, Judge Pastor said that the star died as a result of a "totality of circumstances directly attributed to Dr Murray" who gave the singer a fatal overdose of the dangerous anaesthetic propofol.
    He said: "Dr Murray created a set of circumstances and became involved in a cycle of horrible medicine...the practice of propofol for medicine madness which violated his sworn obligation, for money, fame, prestige and whatever elese may have occurred."
    Judge Pastor attacked Murray for his "deceit and lies" and for failing to acknowledge his faults.
    He said Murray "abandoned" Jackson and his actions were a "disgrace to the medicial profession".
    Before the sentence was handed down attorney Brian Panish read an impact statement to the court on behalf of the Jackson family who asked for "justice" and not revenge.
    The family said there was "no way to adequately describe" their loss and asked for a sentence that would "remind physicians that they cannot sell their services to the highest bidder and cast aside ther Hippocratic oath to do no harm.”
    In the statement Michael's children said that they had lost their "father, best friend, and playmate".
    Murray was convicted by a jury of seven men and five women following a six-week trial.
    Los Angeles Superior Court heard that Murray gave the powerful sedative to the singer to help him overcome his chronic insomnia, but prosecutors said the use of the drug as a sleeping aid violated standards of care.
    The court was told the "inept" 58-year-old doctor caused the star's death through negligence, depriving Jackson's children of their father.
    Murray, who was due to be paid £150,000 a month for his role, acted in a criminally negligent way by using propofol as an insomnia treatment without the proper staff or medical equipment, the court was told.
    Michael Jackson rehearses at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 23
    Prosecutors said that he botched resuscitation efforts and lied to other medical personnel about his actions.
    Murray's defence lawyers claimed Jackson self-administered the dose when the doctor left the room.
    Joe and Katherine Jackson arrive at court
    Michael Jackson Fans await the verdict
    The court heard about Jackson's high hopes for his comeback concerts, which were due to be held at London's 02 venue.
    Before his death on June 25, 2009, he was preparing to perform a series of farewell concerts, bowing out on an illustrious music career spanning several decades while aiming to restore his fortunes.
    Jurors were played a recording of Jackson speaking to Murray while under the influence of an unknown substance roughly six weeks before his death.
    The singer's speech was heavily slurred but recognisable.
    He said: "We have to be phenomenal.
    "When people leave this show, when people leave my show, I want them to say, 'I've never seen nothing like this in my life. Go. Go. I've never seen nothing like this. Go. It's amazing. He's the greatest entertainer in the world."'
    Dr Conrad Murray
    Initially only a handful of concert dates were advertised, but when the gigs sold out rapidly, event promoters decided to hold a 50-concert residency at the venue.
    Fans from around the globe had planned to descend on the capital to attend the This Is It shows.
    More than 750,000 fans snapped up the tickets which were dubbed as the "hottest selling on the planet" by organisers.
    Tickets, which were priced between £50 and £70, sold at a rate of 11 per second, 657 per minute and nearly 40,000 an hour.
    According to reports, Jackson was planning to stay in the luxury Foxbury Manor in Chislehurst, Kent, while in the UK. The mansion is one of the largest private properties in Greater London.
    Jurors were told of Jackson's rigorous training before the highly anticipated concerts - attending a rehearsal the night before he died.
    Promoter for concert giant AEG, Paul Gongaware, told the court that two days before Jackson died he was "engaged and energetic" during a rehearsal for the shows.
    After the verdict was announced, prosecutor David Walgren said that Murray should not be given bail, adding: "He is now a convicted felon and has been deemed the causative factor in Michael Jackson's death."
    Judge Michael Pastor refused bail, saying that because Murray had been convicted of "homicide predicated upon criminal negligence" and may pose a flight risk now he is a convicted felon.
    He also refused bail on the grounds of public safety, adding: "Dr Murray's reckless conduct in this case poses a demonstrable risk to the safety of the public.
    "If Dr Murray remains out of custody on bond, and even though Dr Murray is a medical doctor and even though he has been practising, public safety demands that he be remanded."
    He continued: "Quite frankly, I feel that that is a significant and demonstrable factor in this case and public protection, as far as I'm concerned, dictates that the defendant be remanded without bail.
    "In view of the fact that Dr Murray has been convicted of a crime involving homicide, this is not a crime involving mistake of judgment, this is not a crime involving administration of drugs per se - this is a crime where the end result was death of a human being.
    "That factor demonstrates rather dramatically that the public should be protected."
    Speaking after the verdict, District Attorney Steve Cooley said: "We are gratified that the jury saw the overwhelming evidence of this case led to just one conclusion: that Dr Murray was guilty of involuntary manslaughter, the death of Michael Jackson."
    LaToya Jackson tweeted: "VICTORY!!!!!!" after leaving the court.
    The singer's sister, a former Celebrity Big Brother contestant, admitted that she was "shaking uncontrollably" when going to hear the verdict.

    In a press conference, Mr Walgren gave his sympathies to the Jackson family, saying they had not lost a "pop icon but a son and a brother".
    Family members watched the trial unfold from the public gallery.
    The singer's mother Katherine told a reporter: "I feel better now."
    Outside the court, fans cheered as the verdict was returned. Some were overcome with emotion and fainted.
    Prosecutors depicted Murray, who had agreed to become Jackson's personal doctor in the run-up to the comeback tour, as a reckless physician who abandoned the singer while he was under the effects of the powerful anaesthetic.
    The doctor did not give evidence during the trial but previously admitted to police that he gave Jackson propofol and other sedatives on the morning the singer died.
    The court heard how Jackson was found not breathing in his own bed after being dosed intravenously with propofol, a drug normally administered in hospitals during surgery.
    For six weeks, as Jackson undertook strenuous rehearsals, Murray infused him with the drug every night, the doctor told police.
    The star had nicknamed the sedative "milk" and the doctor had tried to wean him off it because he feared he was becoming addicted, he said.

    The night Jackson died, he could not sleep and Murray gave him intravenous doses of the sedatives lorazepam and midazolam. Jackson also took a Valium pill.
    Finally, the doctor gave the singer a small dose of propofol - 25 milligrams - that seemed to put him to sleep.
    He returned to find the star was not breathing and witnesses claimed he was panicked and did not call emergency services.

    Jurors were told that it is not illegal to administer propofol or the other sedatives, but expert witnesses said Murray was acting well below the standard of care required of a physician because he used the drug at home instead of in a hospital setting and did not have essential life-saving equipment nearby.
    The court heard evidence from medical experts, household employees and Murray's former girlfriends, among others.
    Prosecutors also showed the court a picture of Jackson's gaunt, lifeless body on a hospital trolley.
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    the guy will never recover from this again.........................kabla ya hili kashehshe alikuwa mufilisi sasa akimaliza hiki kifungo atakuta na leseni imefutwa.........what a life of living in voodooism............
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    how many lives did he save?
    how many lives will be lost in absence of Dr con.
    i wonder if he had any intention of killing the king of pop!
    politics!politics!stupid politics!
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    haa hivyo mik sio mingi sana.......