Jackson's mom: 4 years not enough

2011-11-30 07:54

Los Angeles - Michael Jackson's mother Katherine welcomed the maximum four-year jail term given to the star's doctor on Tuesday, but said it was not enough.

"Four years is not enough for someone's life. It won't bring him back. But at least he got the maximum. I thought the judge was very very fair," she said as she left the Los Angeles courtroom where the sentenced was passed.

"Four years won't bring my son back, but that's the law so... I thank the judge, and I thank the prosecutors. I think everything went well," she told reporters.

Jackson's sister Reebie added: "I just feel that no amount of days spent in a jail cell will compensate for taking a person's life."

They were speaking after the 58-year-old medic Conrad Murray was handed the maximum jail sentence following his conviction for involuntary manslaughter over Jackson's death at his rented LA mansion on June 25 2009.

Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter on November 7 for administering to Jackson an overdose of the powerful clinic anaesthetic, propofol, in a bid to help him sleep.


  • Hans - 2011-11-30 08:45

    What did his mother do for him to save him from this in the first place?The warning signs were there but they all ignored it.The doctor would not have got jail time if this had been a normal ordinary person.

      Pulverturm - 2011-11-30 08:56

      My sentiments exactly. That doctor (as bad a doctor as he is) was probably manipulated by MJ. If this was any ordinary case, he would have been given a suspended sentence and had his license revoked.

      errol.wagner - 2011-11-30 08:59

      I agree Hans - what sentence should the court pass on parents who contributed to Michael Jackson's demise?

      kwailo - 2011-11-30 09:15

      To blame his mother for this is very unfair. We were not there... some of his family members probably tried to intervene but with somone who was clearly dependent on prescription medication, they are in denial... it's very hard to reason with someone like that. This doctor was grossly irresponsible. Conrad Murray BY HIS OWN ADMISSION, administered a powerful anesthetic to a patient of his IN HIS BEDROOM and without the proper equipment and then left him unattended to call his girlfriends. He waited (again, by his own admission), more than 20minutes to call 911. Michael Jackson is not blameless but he is dead. Conrad Murray is alive. He will serve 2 years in jail at most. Considering a human life was lost as a result of his negligence, I think that's a pretty good deal.

      Squeegee - 2011-11-30 09:18

      Everybody is being blamed except Michael himself. Nobody poured drugs down his throat. What about personal resonsibility? His doctor is guilty of assisting him in his habit, but the habit has been there for decades.

  • Vincent - 2011-11-30 09:18

    Life is not fair sometimes we all knows that Micheal Jackson was a druggie his daily life was medication. He was so thin like Somalis people. Dr Conrad first and he had a long history of quality treatment to patients. He asked the judge to look at his "book of life" and not just the one chapter regarding Jackson.

  • Robert - 2011-11-30 12:44

    No one said that Michael Jackson is not to blame for being a drug addict,but as a Doctor you should know better than to just do what a patient wants you to do.Most of the comments below are from people that have been influenced by the negative media coverage over the years gone by about Michael Jackson.I am a huge Michael Jackson fan as he was the greatest entertainer to have ever walked on this planet.His achievements are proof that he was and still is.But I do not think he was perfect at all as no one is.This trial was about a doctor not looking after his patient and thereby causing his death.It is not about Michael being a addict.

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