After the 12-member jury went into deliberation of the final verdict on Friday in the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Michael Jackson[/lastfm] manslaughter case against his personal physician, Conrad Murry, the official verdict is in. [photogallerylink id=57962 align=left]
Conrad Murray was found guilty for charges of involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 death of Michael Jackson.
In one of the biggest trials of the year, the whole world must have been tuning in to see what the verdict would be in the Michael Jackson manslaughter case. The 12 member jury reached their final verdict early on Monday, November 7th after taking two days to deliberate, and read the statement at 1 p.m. in front of the court, which included Jackson’s family.
Jurors had 300 pieces of evidence to consider after listening to 49 witnesses and complex medical testimony during the six-week trial, which resulted in a final verdict of guilty.
Prosecution solely put the blame of Michael Jackson’s death in 2009 on Conrad Murray, citing negligence and administering the fatal dosage of propofol to help him sleep.
“Poor Conrad Murray,” prosecutor David Walgren replied in his final speech to jurors. “Michael Jackson is dead. And we have to hear about poor Conrad Murray and no doctor knows what it’s like to be in his shoes.”
Murray’s defense team argued that the real reason Michael Jackson died was because he craved the anesthetic so much, the Jackson gave himself the fatal dosage after Murray left the room.
After the verdict was read, Murray was ordered into custody by Judge Michael Pastor and will be held without bond until his sentencing. Murray faces up to four years in prison when he’s sentenced on Nov. 29. He will also lose his medical license.
- For complete coverage of the Conrad Murray trial, visit our friends at CBSLA.com for in depth details on the case and the final verdict.