Conrad Murray Hit With Max Sentence
Michael Jackson's doctor gets 4 years
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 29, 2011 11:56 AM CST
In this file photo taken Nov. 1, 2011 Dr. Conrad Murray waits to leave the courtroom during the final stage of his defense in his involuntary manslaughter trial in the death of singer Michael Jackson.   (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, Pool, File)
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(Newser) – Dr. Conrad Murray was hit with the maximum sentence of four years' imprisonment today for his role in the death of Michael Jackson. Murray, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter, will serve his time in county jail rather than prison because he is a non-violent felon, TMZ reports. It is also likely he will serve just half of his sentence. The judge ordered Murray to pay restitution to Jackson's family, but the amount will be decided at a later date; he was also ordered to pay $870 in fines and fees.