Judge refuses to release Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray on bail pending his appeal

Conrad Murray Sentencing And Press Conference

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Dr. Conrad Murray turns to the courtroom audience during his sentencing for the involuntary manslaughter of singer Michael Jackson. Murray received the maximum sentence of four years in jail.

The doctor convicted in the death of Michael Jackson will stay locked up, while he pursues an appeal. A judge has turned down a defense request to free Dr. Conrad Murray on bail.

Murray was found guilty last November of involuntary manslaughter. He got the maximum sentence: four years behind bars.

Murray’s lawyers told the judge that the appeals process could take a year or more, and that keeping Murray in jail that long would be unfair. They also said Murray would agree to wear an electronic monitoring device.

But prosecutors said Murray, a native of Grenada, would still be a flight risk and a danger to the community — and the judge agreed.

Jackson died from an overdose of the anesthetic propofol, administered by Murray, back in June of 2009.

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