Yesterday (November 29th), the Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor sentenced Dr. Conrad Murray to the maximum of four years in the case of the death of Michael Jackson.
Pastor was shocked and bothered to learn that Murray expressed no sense of remorse, and even criticized him for his recent televised comments saying, “I do not feel guilty because I did not do anything wrong.”
“Yipes! Talk about blaming the victim,” Pastor exclaimed. “Not only isn’t there any remorse, there is umbrage and outrage on the part of Dr. Murray against the decedent.”
In fact, Pastor strongly believes that the doctor was more concerned about collecting his paycheck from the late pop icon rather than practicing his Hippocratic oath. “He has absolutely no sense of remorse, absolutely no sense of fault and is and remains dangerous,” he added.
Also, Brian Panish, an attorney for Katherine Jackson, read a statement on the family’s behalf expressing their feelings on wanting justice, rather than revenge, for the “Thriller” singer’s untimely passing.
“As Michael’s parents, we never have imagined we would live to witness his passing. It is simply against the natural order of things,” the statement read. “As his children, we will grow up without a father, our best friend, our playmate and our dad.”
Though the judge has sentenced Murray to the maximum of four years in prison, under a new state law, he will serve that sentence in L.A. County Jail instead of in a state prison. Also, Murray will most likely spend at most two years in jail under state sentencing guidelines.