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Jackson family slam Dr. Conrad Murray's "insufficient" sentence

The family of the late Michael Jackson have slammed yesterday's (November 29) sentencing of Dr. Conrad Murray

The physician was given four years in prison for the involuntary manslaughter of the King of Pop, who died in 2009 from a fatal dose of the anaesthetic propofol, but the superstar's loved ones don't feel as though the sentence was fair. 

Speaking to Britiain's The Sun newspaper, Jermaine Jackson gave a statement on behalf of the family and explained that justice has not been served:

"What happened yesterday was not justice. True justice shouldn't feel as empty and pointless as this. Justice is not having some clown of a doctor act so criminally negligent with Michael's life that he ends up killing him... then receives such a pitiful sentence. That's not natural justice..."

"Dr Conrad Murray (should have been) charged with, and convicted of, second-degree murder and sent down for decades... I don't blame Judge Michael Pastor. The maximum sentence could only be four years by law... Judge Pastor's hands were tied and he gave him the maximum sentence, but four years feels woefully insufficient."

Watch footage of the doctor's sentencing below: