Michael Jackson's Doctor Found Guilty

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A jury has convicted Michael Jackson's doctor of involuntary manslaughter in the singer's 2009 drug death.

The jury reached its verdict Monday after deliberating less than nine hours. Prosecutors depicted Dr. Conrad Murray as a reckless physician who abandoned Jackson while he was under the effects of the powerful anesthetic propofol.

The court set a day to begin the sentencing phase of the trial. It is November 29.

A request for Murray to be placed in jail without bond was approved by the judge. Murray had been out on bond since he was charged, but he will now be behind bars until sentencing.

The judge said Murray's reckless conduct demonstrates a risk to the public.

Experts say Murray could be sentenced to time in state prison, time in county prison, home arrest or probation. The decision is up to the judge.

Attorneys for the Houston-based cardiologist countered that Jackson was addicted to the drug and self-administered the fatal dose when Murray left his bedroom.

Murray agreed to become Jackson's personal physician as the singer prepared for a series of comeback concerts in 2009.

Murray did not testify during the trial but previously acknowledged to police that he gave Jackson propofol and other sedatives on the morning the singer died.


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A jury has reached a verdict in the involuntary manslaughter case against Michael Jackson's doctor. Court officials say it will be read about 1 p.m. PST (or 4 p.m. EST).

Tune in to WITN to see NBC's special report when the verdict is announced.

The verdict came Monday in the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray.

Prosecutors depicted Murray as a reckless physician who abandoned Jackson while he was under the effects of the powerful anesthetic propofol on June 25, 2009.

Attorneys for the Houston-based cardiologist countered that Jackson was addicted to the drug and self-administered the fatal dose when Murray left his bedroom.

Murray agreed to become Jackson's personal physician as the singer prepared for a series of comeback concerts in 2009.

Murray did not testify during the trial but previously acknowledged to police that he gave Jackson propofol and other sedatives on the morning the singer died.

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  • by Anonymous on Nov 9, 2011 at 05:37 PM
    so many people wanted justice for jackson... where were they when the kids were being abused by this monster?
  • by Formerly Pirateman on Nov 8, 2011 at 11:53 AM
    He did the world a great service as a doctor.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 8, 2011 at 06:41 AM
    There is a difference between "innocent" and "not guilty." You should do some legal research... At no time was MJ found INNOCENT of molestation charges... he was found not guilty...
  • by Unknown on Nov 7, 2011 at 07:48 PM
    Everyone seems to overlook that he was a child molesting drug addict that used with his children in the house!!!!! He did this to himself.
  • by Lisa Marie Location: ENC on Nov 7, 2011 at 06:08 PM
    Here's the thing folks - The Doctor should not be at fault here. MJ was paying the man $150,000.00 a month to complete HIS (MJ) request (get his funky feelings. Many of you would have done it for $120,000.00. If it wasn't this guy - it would have been something else. This is like saying I'm gonna charge the Crack Dealer with murder just because my grown up man or woman OD. Hate it for MJ - he had a following. But the public's feelings on this is ridiculous to FIND this GUY GUILTY when he was doing what he was paid to do. I know some will say he should been right up his crack - but the thing is, even if the doc wasn't there - MIKE woulda pushed the syringe his self. Wake up and be responsible for your OWN actions instead of always trying to lay the blame for your errors on someone else AMERICA.
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      by G on Nov 7, 2011 at 11:16 PM in reply to Lisa Marie
      I agree 100%.
  • by fred Location: martin co on Nov 7, 2011 at 03:37 PM
    The whole crowd are a bunch of nut cases,,the doc is no more guilty than the rest of them
  • by Elvis Location: G'Vegas on Nov 7, 2011 at 03:12 PM
    Good. Now can we let MJ the pedophile dope addict rest in peace.
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      by elvis on Nov 7, 2011 at 03:49 PM in reply to Elvis
      Sorry, I said pedophile, I meant child molester dope addict.
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        by What's The Difference? on Nov 8, 2011 at 05:58 AM in reply to elvis
        I think both fit in this case.
  • by Grouchy One Location: NC Coast on Nov 7, 2011 at 02:43 PM
    It seems to me that if celebrities would have to get up and go to the dr. just like us peons out here in the real world do instead of getting someone to come to their house and give them what sounds to me like stuff that should only be administered in a hospital to begin with, perhaps they wouldn't be dragged into court everytime some drug addict celebrity dies at an early age. This should serve as a warning to the doctors everywhere not to be foolish enough to become private physicians to people like this in the first place.
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      by scarlett on Nov 7, 2011 at 03:47 PM in reply to Grouchy One
      money and greed.
  • by BB on Nov 7, 2011 at 02:40 PM
    Wonder what his family will be charged with? Accessory maybe? They knew what was going on. But I'm tired of it too.
  • by kim on Nov 7, 2011 at 02:39 PM
    r.i.p. micheal you wiil always be loved nd missed nw u can finiialy rest
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      by Bloke on Nov 8, 2011 at 09:10 AM in reply to kim
      Take a look folks, this is how dumb you have to be to love "Micheal". Geez...
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