The trial of Michael Jackson's personal physician

Michael Jackson Family Statement Read at Conrad Murray Sentencing

The statement from Michael Jackson's family below was read at Dr. Conrad Murray's sentencing hearing

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2011  |  Updated 9:35 AM PDT
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Michael Jackson Family Statement

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An attorney for the family of Michael Jackson read the following statement to the court at the sentencing hearing Tuesday for Dr. Conrad Murray.

The statement was read on behalf of the family:

"There is no way to adequately describe the loss of our beloved father,  son, brother and friend. We still look at each other in disbelief. Is it  really possible that he is gone? As Michael's parents, we could never have  imagined that we would live to witness his passing. It is simply against the  natural order of things. As his brothers and sisters, we will never be able to  hold, laugh or perform again with our brother Michael. And as his children, we  will grow up without a father, our best friend, our playmate and our dad.

"We are not here to seek revenge. There is nothing you can do here  today to bring Michael back. But we will keep the love in our hearts that  Michael embodied throughout his life. His passion was for unifying the world  through the gift of his artistry. We respectfully request that you impose a  sentence that reminds physicians that they cannot sell their services to the  highest bidder and cast aside their Hippocratic oath to do no harm. As we all  know from this tragedy, doing so can have devastating results. The Bible  reminds us that men cannot do justice, they can only seek justice. That is all  that we ask as a family. And that is all that we can ask for here.''

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