Jackson doctor Conrad Murray sentenced to four years

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The US doctor convicted of ending the life of Michael Jackson has been given the maximum sentence of four years in jail.

The judge said Dr Conrad Murray had continually lied and was caught in a cycle of medicine madness that violated his obligations as a doctor.

He was found guilty earlier this month of involuntary manslaughter for giving Michael Jackson an overdose of a powerful drug to help him sleep.

From Los Angeles, Alastair Leithead reports.

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