Conrad Murray’s Sentence: Judge Telegraphs State Prison Not County JailPosted: November 8, 2011
Contrary to the view of most legal experts, I suspect that Conrad Murray is going to state prison not county jail. And, California’s AB109 (jail overcrowding) won’t trump Judge Pastor’s concern for public safety.
How do I know?
Dr. Murray was jailed immediately upon the verdict. Unheard of. Dr. Murray’s own lawyers were shocked. Frankly, so was I. Conrad Murray has no criminal history and is not a flight risk. He would have been an appropriate candidate for release with bail pending an appeal. However, when I heard Judge Pastor utter the following words, “public safety demands that he be remanded”, I knew and now expect that state prison will be the sentence.
This is not a case that Judge Pastor has taken lightly and, again, contrary to most legal experts, I doubt that Judge Pastor would even consider county jail, probation and even house arrest as an appropriate sentence in light of the facts and Dr. Murray’s own actions and words.
As reported by ABC News, “This is not a mistake of judgment”, (Judge) Pastor said. “This is a crime where the end result was the death of a human being. That factor demonstrates rather dramatically that the public should be protected.”
And, so shall it be.
Simply my opinion, what say you?