Conrad Murray Guilty: Verdict in MJ Manslaughter Trial
Conrad Murray Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter: Michael Jackson Death Trial
Dr. Conrad Murray has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. The jury concluded that Murray's actions led to the death of pop legend Michael Jackson. Conrad Murray was remanded into the custody of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department without bail.
It had been determined that Michael Jackson died due to an overdose of Propofol, which is not meant to be administered outside of a hospital setting.
Conrad Murray's legal team argued that Jackson himself injected the lethal dose of Propofol, mixed with Lorazepam, a powerful sedative. The prosecution asserted that Conrad Murray himself injected Jackson with what turned out to be a lethal dose of Propofol.
It was not alleged that Dr. Conrad Murray intended to harm Jackson, but that he allowed Jackson to die due to negligence.
The trial lasted for 23 days.
Will Conrad Murray Go to Prison?
Conrad Murray faces four years in prison as well as the loss of his license to practice medicine. It is highly unlikely that Murray would go to prison. A stint in Los Angeles County Jail would be more probable, with house arrest even more likely.
Whatever the outcome, Murray's losing his medical license is almost a given: he is associated with the death of the most famous entertainer in the world.
Outside the courtroom, Michael Jackson fans cheered as the verdict was made public. After the reading, Judge Michael Pastor thanked the jury at length, while Murray sat in awkward silence.