Conrad Murray guilty of manslaughter

By Drum Digital
08 November 2011

After the six –week long trial Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson’s doctor, was found guilty of manslaughter.

Murray, 58, pleaded not guilty to giving the singer the fatal dose of the anesthetic Propofol, which was ruled as the main cause of the pop star's death June 25, 2009.

During the trial Murray admitted giving Jackson a small dose of Propofol to help him sleep. His lawyers argued that the singer was dependent on the drug and that Jackson likely gave himself the fatal dose of the powerful anesthetic, without Murray's knowledge.

The jury deliberated for about nine hours before reaching its unanimous verdict.

Murray could face up to four years in prison when the judge decides his sentence on November 29.

According to Bang Showbizz, Dr. Murray – who is in police custody until his sentencing - could serve very little jail time, and be put on house arrest, due to prison overcrowding.

Jackson was found lifeless at his Los Angeles mansion on June 25, 2009, age 50, about three weeks before he was scheduled to begin a series of concerts in London aimed at returning the pop star to the limelight.

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