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Lawyers for Jackson's doctor say he should receive probation in involuntary manslaughter case
LOS ANGELES (AP) ' Lawyers for Michael Jackson's doctor have asked that he receive probation following his involuntary manslaughter conviction, while prosecutors have urged a sentence of four years in prison.
In a sentencing memorandum filed Wednesday in advance of sentencing Tuesday, prosecutor David Walgren said Dr. Conrad Murray has shown no remorse for Jackson's death and has placed blame on others.
He asked that Murray also be ordered to pay restitution to Jackson's children.
Defense attorney Nareg Gourjian, citing letters of praise from Murray's former patients, said the doctor is serving a lifetime sentence of self-punishment and asked for probation and community service in the medical field.
The two recommendations were filed with Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor. Murray was convicted Nov. 7 after a six-week trial.