Michael Jackson’s doctor Conrad Murray guilty
Dr. Conrad Murray was found guilty on Monday of involuntary manslaughter in the drug-overdose death of Michael Jackson following a six-week trial that enthralled fans of the King of Pop around the world.
Murray was handcuffed and taken into custody following the reading of the verdict. The 58-year-old cardiologist, who could face up to four years in prison, will be sentenced on November 29. He could also lose his medical license.
“This is not a crime involving a mistake of judgment. … This was a crime where the end result was the death of a human being,” Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor said in explaining his decision to remand Murray to police custody. “That factor demonstrates rather dramatically that the public should be protected.”
Jackson’s sister LaToya let out a a loud, but short scream after the decision was read out, while other members of the late singer’s family who attended the trial wept. MJ supporters outside the courtroom erupted in cheers and some burst into tears.
Jackson died on June 25, 2009 from a fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol, which Murray admitted giving the King of Pop to help him sleep.
Here’s a video report from CNN.