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Conrad Murray should be jailed 'forever,' Michael Jackson fans say

Conrad Murray should be jailed 'forever,' Michael Jackson fans say

Sue Leonard arrived at the downtown courthouse at 6 a.m. and waited for hours with her nephew for justice to be done.

In the end, Leonard, 53, and her 31-year-old nephew reached the same conclusion: four years is not enough.

“It should have been forever,” the El Cajon resident said after hearing that Dr. Conrad Murray has been sentenced to four years behind bars for his role in the death of Michael Jackson. It was the maximum possible sentence the singer’s personal physician could have received but one that could be reduced depending on overcrowding — a fact that gnawed at the Jackson faithful.

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"He had no right to live in a fantasy world,” Leonard said of the physician. “Conrad Murray was watching out for Conrad Murray.”

David Marshall, wearing a signature Jackson glove and a three-button shirt, was also less than satisfied as he stood among the small but boisterous crowd outside the courthouse, the “Justice for Michael” chants swelling around him.

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“It’s better than nothing,” the 48-year-old Mission Hills resident finally said. “But he let a man die. It was negligent. It was unconscionable.”

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Photo: Dr. Conrad Murray blows a kiss to an unidentified member of the courtroom audience in downtown L.A. after he was sentenced Tuesday for his role in the death of pop star Michael Jackson. Credit: Mario Anzuoni / EPA / Pool

 
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