Multiple news sources are reporting on the statement read by Brian Panish, the Jackson family’s Los Angeles personal injury lawyer and friend, regarding the impact Dr. Conrad Murray’s actions have had on their family. Panish delivered a statement that asked a judge to impose a sentence for Dr. Conrad Murray that would remind all doctors to stay true to their Hippocratic oath to “do no harm” to their patients and “that they cannot sell their services to the highest bidder”.
The statement read by Panish also spoke of the impact that Michael Jackson’s death has had on his children, siblings and parents, explaining that his premature death was “simply against the natural order of things” and that Jackson’s children were left without their father and best friend.
The statement did not specify what sentence the family believed that Dr. Murray should receive and provided that the family did not seek revenge, only justice. Following the reading of the statement, Dr. Murray was sentenced by the judge to four years in prison, the maximum sentence available for involuntary manslaughter. Dr. Murray has been in jail since his conviction on November 7th.