Conrad Murray, the Grenadian born doctor who cared for deceased pop star, Michael Jackson, has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.
The jury returned the verdict on Monday after having deliberated for nine hours. Murray, who was mostly expressionless during the verdict, is set to be sentenced on November 29. He may be facing up to four years in prison. He could also lose his medical license.
Both sides submitted closing arguments last Thursday, following a 22-day trial. 'The defense did their best to tell jurors that the only reason Murray has been charged is because of whom his patient was but the jury was not convinced, hence a guilty verdict.
The prosecution had portrayed Murray as a careless cardiologist who gave in to outrageous demands from the late Pop star, sedating him like a surgery patient in order to help him sleep. In the end the dose proved to be fatal, causing the death of Michael.
Murray, who was on a salary of '150,000 a month as Michael's doctor, acted in a criminally negligent way by using propofol as an insomnia treatment without the proper staff or medical equipment, the court heard during the trial.
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