Conrad Murray will appeal against four-year sentence

Monday December 5, 2011

The US doctor sentenced to four years in prison for causing Michael Jackson's death has given notice that he intends to appeal against the conviction.

Dr Conrad Murray signed the notice, filed in Los Angeles on Friday, seeking all records and transcripts from the case.

The filing does not indicate the basis on which the doctor will argue to overturn his conviction or sentence. 

Conrad was sentenced on Tuesday for his involuntary manslaughter conviction, but the term will be automatically cut in half.

Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor criticised the accused's conduct, calling him a disgrace to the medical profession. 

Dr Murray's challenge will be heard by a state appeals court in Los Angeles.

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