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Sentencing hearing for Jackson doctor begins in LA
Sentencing hearing for doctor convicted in Michael Jackson's death begins in Los Angeles
By The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) ' A sentencing hearing for the doctor convicted of causing Michael Jackson's death has begun in Los Angeles.

Several members of Jackson's family, including mother Katherine and siblings LaToya, Jermaine, Randy and Rebbie, are attending the proceedings.

Prosecutors are seeking the maximum four-year jail term. But any jail term would be cut at least in half if he behaves while incarcerated.



Lawyers for Murray, who wore a suit in court, are seeking probation.

The 58-year-old cardiologist has remained jailed since Nov. 7, when a jury convicted him of involuntary manslaughter.

Murray's mother and girlfriend are also attending the sentencing hearing.

A statement on behalf of Jackson's family is expected to be read during the hearing.

Murray's attorneys are seeking probation.


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