Conrad Murray was just sentenced to four years behind bars, but since this is California and we can’t really afford to incarcerate all the people we arrest, Conrad Murray might be out of jail before the Holidays and serve the remainder of his sentence on house arrest.
Murray was convicted of the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson, but because it wasn’t outright murder and he’s not a huge threat to society (just don’t ask him to be your doctor), he could probably do his time ‘a la Lindsay Lohan, and by that I mean, house arrest.
A source told RadarOnline that his lawyers are actually glad he didn’t get community service, because that could possibly put Murray’s life in danger as he is hated by every Michael Jackson fan ever.
"Dr. Murray's lawyers are actually relieved that Judge Pastor didn't sentence him to community service, like Lindsay Lohan is doing at the morgue. That would have been an absolute nightmare for him, as he would certainly be mocked, and it wouldn't have been safe for him to be picking up trash on the freeway or cleaning up graffiti. Judge Pastor actually did Murray a favor by maxing him out," tells the source.
As for that whole, out-by-Christmas-thing, that’s up to the Sheriff Lee Baca.
“The Sheriff will determine when Dr. Murray will be released on house arrest. Dr. Murray is hoping that he will be released by Christmas. His lawyers have told him that this is a real possibility.”
Look’s like Murray’s mother may be getting her wish after all. Murray’s mother wrote a heartfelt letter to the judge:
“He is referred to as a gentlemen by all who know him. He never drank alcohol, took drugs or smoked cigarettes in his life. This is the first time he is facing such an ordeal. Nothing like this has ever happened to him before. 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,” says his mother.
She then asked that the judge give her son community service, but she obviously didn’t check with her lawyers first as they’ve already advised that would have been bad for Murray.
While Murray sits in county jail, his lawyers plan to appeal his case so that his name is cleared.
Murray even told one friend yesterday, “I’m just relieved it’s finally over. Don’t worry, I’m fine and I’ll be out soon.”