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Jackson doctor gets maximum 4 years jail

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The doctor convicted over the killing of Michael Jackson has been sentenced to a maximum four years in jail.

Conrad Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter earlier this month.

The singer died from an overdose of anaesthetic in 2009.

Judge Michael Pastor made it clear he had no sympathy for Murray.

“The court has determined that the appropriate term is the high term of 4 years of imprisonment. Dr Murray abandoned his patient who was trusting him,” he said.

The court heard that Murray, who was eligible for probation, had shown no remorse.

The defence argued the doctor would be punished for life, known as “the man who killed Michael Jackson”.

The sentence will be a relief for many of the late singer’s fans, some of whom were protesting outside the court.