LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Attorneys for Conrad Murray have filed court papers seeking probation for the doctor for his involuntary manslaughter conviction in the 2009 death of pop singer Michael Jackson.
Murray is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday and could face up to four years in prison.
The attorneys cited the increased cost to the state in incarcerating Murray in protective custody. They also cite Murray's humble background and state he is not a dangerous person.
In court papers, defense attorneys asked for a "sentence of probation with substantial community service as a means of repaying his debt to society."
The prosecution recommended "the defendant be sentenced to state prison for 4 years, be ordered to pay appropriate restitution to Michael Jackson's children, and be ordered to pay all requisite fines under the law."
The prosecution estimates restitution, including Jackson's projected earnings from the 50-concert "This Is It" tour and associated funeral expenses, total nearly $102 million. The restitution would be paid to Jackson's children, considered the "victims" in the case.
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