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(CBS/AP) LOS ANGELES - Dr. Conrad Murray is set to be sentenced for involuntary manslaughter today for ending the life and career of Michael Jackson.The six-week trial presented the most detailed account yet of the pop singer's final hours, but left many questions about Murray's use of an operating room anesthetic to treat the superstar's chronic insomnia.

Prosecutors want Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor to sentence Murray to a maximum four-year term, which would likely be cut at least in half due to jail overcrowding. Defense attorneys want probation for the cardiologist, saying he will lose his ability to practice medicine and likely face a lifetime of ostracism.

Jackson's family members will have an opportunity to speak before Murray is sentenced, although it remains unclear if any planned to make a statement.

During the investigation into the singer's June 2009 death Murray told detectives he had been giving the singer nightly doses of propofol to help him sleep as he prepared for a series of comeback concerts. Propofol is supposed to be used in hospital settings and has never been approved for sleep treatments, yet Murray acknowledged giving it to Jackson then leaving the room on the day the singer died.

Murray declined to testify during his trial but participated in a documentary in which he said he didn't consider himself guilty of any crime and blamed Jackson for entrapping him into administering the propofol doses.

In their sentencing memorandum, prosecutors cited Murray's statements to advocate for him receiving the maximum term. They also want him to pay restitution to the singer's three children -- Prince, Paris and Blanket. It's unlikely that Murray can pay any sizable sum, including the $1.8 million cost of Jackson's funeral. He was deeply in debt when he agreed to serve as Jackson's personal physician for $150,000 a month and the singer died before Murray received any money.

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The Prosecution
Deputy District Attorney David Walgren said the clips of Michael Jackson performing "The Way You Make Me Feel" and "Earth Song" in his concert movie "This Is It" depict an "active, energetic" man who was interacting with the crew and participating in the production process. Walgren say this would contradict defense claims that Jackson took his own life. Walgren is one of several prosecutors working on this case.



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The Jackson Family
Joseph Jackson was omitted from his son's will with all of Michael Jackson's assets going to his mother, his children and children's charities. The two had an often-strained relationship. A former steelworker, he managed and trained his children and organized the Jackson 5. He has been married to Katherine Jackson for over 50 years.



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The Jackson Family
Katherine Jackson, mother of Michael Jackson and his siblings.


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The Jackson Family
Jackie Jackson is a singer and musician, former member of The Jackson 5, and the second child in the Jackson family. He now runs two record companies, Jesco Records and Futurist Entertainment. His real name is Sigmund Esco Jackson.



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The Jackson Family
Janet Jackson is ranked by Forbes magazine as one of the richest women in entertainment. The youngest child of the Jackson family, she began her career with the variety television series "The Jacksons" in 1976 and went on to appear in other television shows throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, including "Good Times" and "Fame." Having sold over 100 million records, she is ranked as one of the best-selling artists in the history of contemporary music



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