Conrad Murray Gets Maximum Sentence for Michael Jackson's Death
Judge Michael Pastor just gave Conrad Murray the maximum sentence allowed by California law for involuntary manslaughter — four years in the L.A. County Jail. Video footage of the entire hearing is available at CNN.com. I have no doubt that Murray's attorneys will appeal, but as I said previously, appellate courts don't make a habit of overturning sentences that are within the statutory range. Since Murray's sentence was within the statutory range, his attorneys will have to demonstrate that the judge made errors throughout the trial.