Dr. Conrad Murray to be kept in custody until sentencing

The next chapter…

It looks like Dr. Conrad Murray is not going to be able to escape handcuffs for quite a while.

Following the announcement of the guilty verdict on Monday in the Los Angeles County Courthouse for the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson, Murray was taken into custody by police. He will not be able to post bail, and on November 29 he will be sentenced to his fate. The maximum sentence in this case is four years, but it’s incredibly unlikely that Murray will serve anywhere near that length of time. (Based on overcrowding, it’s actually possible that the majority of his sentence will be via house arrest.)

Murray’s defense team is already appealing the case, claiming that they are extremely “unhappy” with the result of the verdict. It is still to be seen just what sort of impact this trial will have on the world of celebrity physicians — in particular those who choose to administer powerful medications away from the hospital.

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