The Conrad Murray sentencing has brought even more grief to Michael Jackson’s mother, who says four years is not enough. Outside the Los Angeles courtroom yesterday, Katherine Jackson responded to the maximum four-year sentence that Judge Pastor levied on the doctor for his conviction of involuntary manslaughter.
Mrs. Jackson had to choke back tears as she told reporters: “I think the judge was fair. I want to thank the fans for being so loyal and supporting us. I think we got a fair trial.”
But she went on to add that, “Four years is not enough for someone’s life. It won’t bring him back but at least he got the maximum… Four years won’t bring my son back, but that’s the law.”
WATCH ‘LAST WORD’ COVERAGE OF THE CONRAD MURRAY SENTENCING:
Jermaine Jackson was much less demure in voicing his disappointment with Dr. Murray’s sentencing, lashing out with an explicit, “The time was bullsh*t.”
The bereaved brother also added: “One hundred years is not enough.”
Despite Jermaine’s understandable anger at the short sentence, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has announced that Dr. Murray will not even serve the maximum. Murray will serve less than half this time due to prison overcrowding.
Under Assembly Bill 109, which addresses this issue, Murray’s sentence must be reduced to two years. His sentence will also be lessened by an additional 47 days for time Murray has already served.