Dr. Conrad Murray Sentencing: Live Court Feed
The doctor was convicted of involuntary manslaughter by a jury of his peers, and Judge Pastor will announce Murray’s fate today in court beginning at 8:30 a.m. PT.
According to a report, Conrad’s 80-year-old mother Milta Rush wrote a letter to the judge, begging for leniency in the matter.
The letter reads, "This is the first time [Murray] is facing such an ordeal. Nothing like this has ever happened to him before. He has never been in trouble with the law before and I am barely standing, scared and worried sick about him being incarcerated. He is saddened and remorseful about the death of his friend Michael Jackson and I do believe he is certainly learning the toughest lesson of his life. I also believe his compassion and his soft heartedness for others led to this dilemma and what a debt to pay."
Rush also sympathized with Jackson’s mother Katherine. "I feel her pain for having lost her son. I sense she was very close to her son. I really wanted to approach her personally and tell her I am sorry for the loss of her son but I was unsure if she would be receptive, and I did not want to take the chance of violating court rules."
"I humbly beg for your heartfelt consideration of everything I have said about Conrad, and ask for your compassion and leniency in giving him probation or community service."