The family of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Michael Jackson[/lastfm] sent a letter to the judge residing over the trial, to let him know that they are seeking justice and not revenge for the death of Michael. The sentencing of Conrad Murray was handed down today, and the family of MJ should be satisfied with what the judge had to say.
According to TMZ.com:
Michael Jackson’s parents, siblings and children issued a joint statement to the court … begging Judge Pastor to make Conrad Murray pay for his crime … but the family insists they’re not out for revenge.
The statement reads, “There is no way to adequately describe the loss of our beloved father, son, brother and friend. We still look at each other in disbelief. Is it really possible that he is gone?
As Michael’s parents, we could never have imagined that we would live to witness his passing. It is simply against the natural order of things.
As his brothers and sisters, we will never be able to hold, laugh or perform again with our brother Michael.
And as his children, we will grow up without a father, our best friend, our playmate and our dad.
We are not here to seek revenge. There is nothing you can do here today to bring Michael back. But we will keep the love in our hearts that Michael embodied throughout his life. His passion was for unifying the world through the gift of his artistry.
We respectfully request that you impose a sentence that reminds physicians that they cannot sell their services to the highest bidder and cast aside their Hippocratic oath to do no harm. As we all know from this tragedy, doing so can have devastating results.
The Bible reminds us that men cannot do justice, they can only seek justice. That is all that we ask as a family. And that is all that we can ask for here.”
And now that we know the judge did hand down the maximum sentence allowed by the courts on Conrad Murray. I feel like the judge did all that he could do to Murray under the guidelines of the law. From this point on, I don’t think anyone should be calling him Doctor. And his lack of remorse as the judge pointed out during his sentencing is very relevant now.
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