Michael Jackson Trial: Conrad Murray Guilty Of Involuntary Manslaughter

After a six-week long trial filled with disturbing photos, audio and details of the King of Pop’s private life, the verdict of Dr. Conrad Murray’s responsibility in the death of Michael Jackson has been revealed — the jury found Murray guilty of involuntary manslaughter. The 58-year-old cardiologist faces a maximum sentence of four years in state prison and a minimum sentence of probation. He also faces the probable loss of his medical license.

Over the course of the six-week trial, Murray’s defense team argued that Jackson was addicted to the drug propofol and that his death was caused by the singer self-administering the drug when Murray was not around.

Prosecutors argued that the doctor had been reckless when caring for Jackson, particularly when he was under the effects of the drug on the day of his death, June 25, 2009. They also claimed Murray was responsible for his death through acts of “criminal negligence” in using such a powerful drug for insomnia in Jackson’s home without proper monitoring and resuscitation equipment.

Jackson’s family arrived at the court house to hear the verdict be read, and it was mad house as fans of Michael Jackson swarmed the entrance:

Murray is currently being held without bail. He will be sentenced on November 29.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Red/100002554536964 Paul Red

    It was breathtakingly stupid of Michael Jackson to sign for 50 shows knowing that he had a chronic sleeping problem. The rogue treatment with Propofol, “the magic bullet” was seemingly necessary; Michael wouldn’t have been able to do 1 show without sleep how could he have managed 50? The glaring reality is, Dr. Murray or not, Michael was doomed! He didn’t have the emotional intelligence to put everything aside and take time to heal, emotionally, physically and mentally. The quick answer that will solve Michael’s dilemma in his mind’s eyes was propofol and Co.
    Although this doctor could not have prevented this boat to sink he has precipitated it by digging a bigger hole in the ship’s hull. Dr. Murray chose to be part of Michael Jackson’s vagaries for a big chunk of change under the guise of his medical license. The universe works in mysterious ways, isn’t it? Everything that could go wrong, went wrong, this is Murphy’s law in action. Dr. Conrad Murray is a truly disastrous doctor. This is gross negligence, greed, and it hits the level of criminality. Both men are self-made, and both men are guilty, one is dead, the other will probably be confined to a jail cell where he will be spinning on his butt trying to understand what went wrong. There is no room for softness, I can’t wait for the verdict!

    Dr. Murray is not the only greedy man in the MJ saga. This is the crooked timber of humanity. In the crux of this drama I would like to jump from that into another shameful exploitation of MJ. A line of perfumes dedicated to Michael is about to be launched by Michael’s own father and a professional scam-artist who is much spookier than Dr. Murray, Julian Franck Rouas. This story will make your eyes curl up in the back of your head when you’ll read about the psychologically malevolent Julian Rouas and the Jackson Tribute Fragrances rogue operation. With no functioning conscience, they have even used Michael’s kids to promote the stinking perfumes. .. http://jacksontributefragrances.blogspot.com