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Murray denied bail

By | Published on Monday 27 February 2012

Conrad Murray

No real surprise here, but Conrad Murray, the doctor convicted of involuntary manslaughter for causing Michael Jackson’s death through negligence, has been refused bail.

As previously reported, Murray had asked the Californian courts to be let out of jail while he prepares his appeal against both his conviction and sentence. The former doctor suggested he could live under house arrest while awaiting his appeal hearing, which could take a year to come to court. But prosecutors urged the courts to enforce Murray’s full four year jail sentence, adding that they feared the medic would flee California if given the chance.

And on Friday Judge Michael Pastor, who has seemed hostile to Murray throughout, partly because of the doctor’s seeming lack of remorse for his involvement in Jackson’s demise, agreed with the prosecution, turning down the bail application.