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

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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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