By Ria Novosti
Michael Jackson’s personal physician Conrad Murray was sentenced on Tuesday in Los Angeles to four years in prison, CNN reported.
“He is and remains dangerous to the public,” Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor said.
Murray was found guilty on November 7 of involuntary manslaughter in the pop star’s death and led from the courtroom in handcuffs. His sentence was delivered by presiding Judge Pastor on Tuesday.
Jackson died at age 50 on June 25, 2009, at a Los Angeles hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest and going into a coma. The death was caused by “acute propofol intoxication” in combination with sedatives.
Murray, 58, gave his patient the surgical anesthetic propofol to treat the celebrity’s insomnia almost each night during the last two months of his life, according to testimony. The reckless use of the medicine led to the singer’s death, prosecutors successfully argued.
The physician pleaded not guilty and his defense said Jackson had put intense pressure on Murray to help him sleep.