Doctor to Be Sentenced for Michael Jackson's Death

November 28, 2011 - 6:20 PM
Michael Jackson Doctor

FILE - In this file photo taken Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011 Dr. Conrad Murray waits to leave the courtroom during the final stage of his defense in his involuntary manslaughter trial in the death of singer Michael Jackson. Murray, who faces four years behind bars, returns to court Tuesday, Nov. 29, for the first time since his involuntary manslaughter conviction to learn his punishment and face the singer's family and ardent fans one more time. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, Pool, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson's doctor will face the singer's distraught family and ardent fans one more time when he returns to court for sentencing in the death of the superstar.

The hearing Tuesday will be the first time Dr. Conrad Murray has been back to court since he was jailed after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter on Nov. 7.

It's unclear if any Jackson family members will speak during sentencing.

Prosecutors are seeking the maximum four-year prison term and restitution by Murray.

The physician's attorneys argue that probation is more appropriate because Murray is already facing a life of shame and diminished opportunities.

Murray had been giving Jackson propofol as a sleep aid in the singer's bedroom, which experts testified was an egregious violation of the standard of care.