After a grueling six-week trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, the jurors have finally returned with a verdict. In the case of involuntary manslaughter in the death of pop icon Michael Jackson, Murray has been found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
While Jackson was preparing for his comeback concerts in 2009, Murray served as Jackson’s personal physician. During this time, Murray administered anesthetic propofol to Jackson in his home to help him sleep.
On June 25, 2009, the untimely passing of Jackson was caused by “acute propofol intoxication” in combination with two sedatives, the Los Angeles County coroner ruled.
The verdict followed about nine hours of jury deliberations, which began Friday morning in the downtown Los Angeles County courthouse.
Fans gathered together outside the courthouse waiting to hear the verdict. Meanwhile, Jackson’s family, including parents and siblings La Toya, Jermaine and Randy, were present in the courtroom when the verdict was read. Meanwhile, the “Thriller” singer’s children waited at home with other family members, waiting to hear the news from their grandmother, Katherine.
Murray faces up to four years in jail, and based on a new law, he will most likely serve out his sentence in L.A. County Jail.
R.I.P. to Michael Jackson.