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LA District Attorney may push for harder jail time for Murray

By | Published on Thursday 1 December 2011

Conrad Murray

According to Sky News, LA District Attorney Steve Cooley may go back to court to try and get Conrad Murray incarcerated in a tougher prison.

The doctor, jailed for four years on Tuesday for causing the death of Michael Jackson through negligence, is currently set to serve his jail term in county jail rather than in the more severe state prison system.

This is because of a recent Californian law designed to deal with the state’s overcrowded prisons by placing those convicted of certain non-violent crimes in county jails instead of state facilities, and allowing said felons to spend up to half of their sentence under house arrest. At the sentencing hearing on Tuesday legal reps for the prosecution conceded that this arrangement would apply to Murray.

But, according to Sky, Cooley is not happy with this turn of events, especially the fact Murray could be let out of jail and into home-based incarceration within two years (some reckon it could be even sooner). Whether or not Cooley, or the LA courts, could circumvent this new bit of legislation to ensure a more severe sentence for Murray, isn’t especially clear.

Murray’s defence team are yet to confirm whether they will appeal his conviction or sentence.



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