Dr. Conrad Murray Tells Lawyers: I Want To Speak At My Sentencing Hearing

By Jen HegerRadar Legal Editor

Dr. Conrad Murray has told his lawyers that he wants to formally address the court and Los Angeles Judge Michael Pastor at his upcoming sentencing hearing in the Michael Jackson death case, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the King of Pop’s shocking death and is currently behind bars pending the hearing slated for Tuesday, November 29.

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The doctor — who has had his medical license in California yanked — has told his legal team that he will be speaking at the sentencing hearing.

“Dr. Murray wanted to testify, and feels that if he had, there is no way he would have been convicted. Murray is livid that his lawyers didn’t put him on the stand and has said he plans on pleading with Judge Michael Pastor for mercy. Murray will admit no guilt, and not take any responsibility for his actions. Murray plans on appealing and wants the judge to give him probation only for killing Michael Jackson,” a source close to the situation says.

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As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Murray’s decision to participate in a documentary about the trial could be used at his sentencing hearing.

The convicted felon sat down with the Today Show before being found guilty of killing Jackson on June 25, 2009.

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“I don’t feel guilty, because I did not do anything wrong, I am very, very sorry for the loss of Michael… Michael is a personal friend. It’s heartfelt. It’s been painful,” Murray told Today‘s Savannah Guthrie.

Murray’s interview with Guthrie and a British reporter, as well as the documentary, which aired in the U.S. on MSNBC, could be played by the District Attorney during the proceedings.

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It’s expected that several Jackson family members will make victim impact statements at the hearing, and Michael’s children could write letters to the judge that could be read aloud in court by the Jacksons.

Murray could be sentenced to four years in state prison.


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