2011 in review: 10 memorable entertainment stories

Slideshow posted in Photos | Monday, December 19, 2011

9 of 10: On Nov. 7, 2011, after a six-week trial, cardiologist Conrad Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson, who was under his care on the day he died - June 25, 2009. The doctor was taken to jail, where he still remains.

On November 29, Murray was sentenced to four years in prison, the maximum punishment (see videos from the courtroom). Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor said 'Dr. Murray repeatedly lied, engaged in deceitful misconduct ... He has absolutely no sense of remorse, absolutely no sense of fault and is and remains dangerous. I believe he's a danger to the community.'

The judge also ordered Murray to pay an $800 in restitution costs to Jackson's children and other family members, as well as smaller legal fees. Prosecutors had pushed for more than $100 million. A hearing about the matter was set for Jan. 23, 2012.

Murray is appealing his conviction.

(Pictured: Dr. Conrad Murray appears at his sentencing for involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. / Dr. Conrad Murray appears in this mug shot provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. (OTRC Photo)

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