Dr. Conrad Murray sentenced to 4 years in prison for Michael Jackson's death

@MandaLee (3738)
United States
November 29, 2011 12:44pm CST
Dr. Conrad Murray was sentenced to 4 years in jail for Michael Jackson's death. He may have to pay restitution as well. Did the punishment fit the crime? Why or why not? Please share your thoughts.
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@WakeUpKitty (8706)
• Netherlands
29 Nov 11
We all know how M. Jackson was, no matter what he wanted to be a white girl. Even if doctors said all the surgery he wanted was not possible he forced them. In my eyes he was not only weird, but nuts, abusing kids, neglecting his animals and buying his kids. It's probably the right of a somehow genius person (musical) or perhaps the only right he had as soon as he was famous. I think there is no doubt about the fact he had a miserable life, depressions, his body falling apart, I assume he had a lot of pain and fears, fobians, never ending fears and must have felt really lonesome. He knew he would die already a long time ago. I think this punishment is rediculous. Why let someone who feels so miserable and has so much pains and suffering (and the bad conscions not to forget to mention) die in misery? We even don't do that to our dog. I think that if it's true what dr Conrad did this was a very human deed. finally he helped someone who was suffering (in all kind of ways you can think out) a lot.
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
30 Nov 11
I don't agree with what happened to Conrad Murray BUT it was never proved that Michael Jackson abused kids either. Parents WILLINGLY sent their children to Neverland even after allegations were made of his alleged (note the word "alleged" abuse) took place. Michael Jackson was childlike (as his own childhood was sh!t) and wanted to create his own wonderland for children. I cannot see anything wrong with that and if the authorities didn't like it why was it not closed down earlier? Children were STILL sent to Neverland after allegations were made of child molestation. Why? Because some parents would force their kids into "admitting stuff" for money i.e. compensation afterwards. Shame on them! There are two victims in this sorry saga. The only people to gain from their demise or incarceration are the Jackson family (minus Janet) and it's they who should hang their heads in shame..no-one else.
• United States
29 Nov 11
I'm not sure. I think the doc was between a rock and a hard place. He was employed by Jackson to be his doc. He had to do what Jackson wanted. If Jackson administered it himself or if the doc administered it, I feel that something bad would happen. I think the doc should have refused to get the stuff in the first place. I've heard that the doc is a very good doctor and a very good man. I think he should have just steered clear of Jackson. He was an accident waiting to happen.
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• Philippines
30 Nov 11
I just watched the news, too bad for Dr. Murray he happened to be MJ's doctor. I think the sentence is just fair, It is involuntary manslaughter. As MJ's employee he has to follow the wants and needs of his employer. This is the difference being a public doctor and a private doctor specialy celebrities. You tend to please your employer rather than pleasing your code or ethics as a medical professional.
• Elkin, North Carolina
30 Nov 11
The only thing is that, as a medical professional, Dr. Murray's Hippocratic Oath he took supercedes any contract he had with MJ as his personal physician. He didn't have to follow the wants and needs of his employer. As a matter of fact, he had an obligation to refuse to follow those wants because of the oath he took.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
1 Dec 11
Conrad Murray is a irresponsible and careless Doctor. The world lost great singer Michael Jackson for his misdoing. His punishment is insufficient.
• Elkin, North Carolina
30 Nov 11
I honestly have mixed emotions about the whole thing. I understand that Dr. Murray was employed by Michael Jackson and that he was expected to care for him. The thing is that Dr. Murray was supposed to be professional no matter how much money he was getting paid. If he honestly had the best interest of Michael in mind then he would have refused to get the medicine and he definitely would not have given it to him without having the proper monitoring equipment. This is a medicine that is to be used in a medical facility where there are monitoring devices because things could easily go wrong. On the other hand, Michael Jackson was known for his absurd and erratic behavior and if he wanted the medicine he would have gotten it some way. However, that does not negate the responsibility of Dr. Murray.
• Indonesia
30 Nov 11
I think the act of intentionally or not is to ultimately eliminate someone's life should be given penalty. If the court had decided that he should be punished and four-years prison sentence is an appropriate punishment for him, why we do not open our eyes to. Despite the negative news of Michael Jackson's life, we can not judge a person and is not judge the power of man. I think something is happening for there are reasons and we have no right to know the deepest secrets of a person was?.
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
30 Nov 11
I thinnk Dr. Conrad Murray should be sentenced longer in prison. Murray killed Michael Jackson and he gets only 4 years? I don't think that is right! he should be charged with murder and spend the rest of his life in prison for what he did! I hope Murray has to pay restitution and he never is able to practice medicence again!
@celticeagle (118607)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Nov 11
Well it certainly won't bring Michael back but I think it did fit the crime. So it was proven without a doubt that he did do it?! I hope he is never able to practice medicine again. Probably won't. Restitution is a bit much. How can you put a price on such a loss? What a joke!
@koperty3 (1877)
29 Nov 11
The punishment for negligence and being greed instead of being doctor should be more severe. $ years is like holiday. This man should be kept away from people. Few weak ago I've seen documentary about Murray and this case. For me he is just pathetic. He should never be a doctor in first place. Greed that was in his mind not patient health. How he could administrate such powerful medicines? He explained that MJ asked him to do so. So what? If I go to my GP and ask about morphine without any particular reason you think she would give me? I'm sure not.