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Jury: Conrad Murray Killed Michael Jackson

After an extraordinary trial, Michael Jackson's private doctor is found guilty of involuntary manslaughter through his use of the sedative propofol.


Conrad Murray: Guilty of involuntary
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By Will Godfrey


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After a gripping public trial, Michael Jackson's former private doctor, Conrad Murray, was today finally found guilty of involuntary manslaughter by an LA jury. Murray, 58, caused the 50-year-old King of Pop's death in June 2009 through his use of the powerful anesthetic propofol. Murray could be sentenced to up to four years in jail—but his conviction is for the least serious of all the various levels of homicide offenses, so it's still possible he could even escape with just probation. He's pretty much certain to lose his medical license after he's sentenced. Murray had admitted to cops in a taped interview that he gave in to Jackson's repeated requests for the sedative propofol, which is normally only used in hospitals. Witnesses also testified that Murray administered the drug in an unmonitored setting, failed to keep proper records, chatted on his mobile phone as the star OD'd and then bungled his resuscitation attempts. Experts said that all these factors played their part in Jacko's death. The jury reached its decision after nine hours of deliberations over two days. Murray showed no emotion as the verdict was announced. His attorneys asked for him to be released on bail pending sentencing on November 29, but Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor denied this request, citing a "significant and demonstrable" risk posed to the public by Murray's "reckless" behavior. Jackson family members Katherine, La Toya and Jermaine hugged and kissed as they left the courtroom.

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