Murray’s lawyers ask for lightest sentence

Last Updated: Nov 24, 2011, 13:59 PM IST

London: Lawyers for Dr Conrad Murray, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson’s death, have asked a judge to give him probation instead of jail term.

But prosecutors have urged a sentence of four years in prison saying that Murray has shown no remorse for Jackson’s death and has placed blame on others, the Daily Express reported.

In a sentencing memorandum in advance of sentencing, prosecutor David Walgren said Murray has shown no remorse for Jackson’s death and has placed blame on others.

He asked that Murray also be ordered to pay restitution to Jackson’s children.

While defence lawyer Nareg Gourjian, citing letters of praise from Murray’s former patients, said the doctor is serving a lifetime sentence of self-punishment and asked for probation and community service in the medical field.

The two recommendations were filed with Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor.

ANI