Dr. Conrad Murray Verdict: GUILTY of Manslaughter

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The jury has returned a verdict of in the Dr. Conrad Murray manslaughter trial. Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 death of Michael Jackson.

After less than two days of deliberation, the jury reached a verdict for the man who worked as MJ's personal physician leading up to his ill-fated This Is It tour.

The panel buzzed the L.A. Superior Courtroom three times from the deliberation room this morning, signaling it had made a decision after the six-week trial.

The verdict was just announced, and Murray was found guilty.

Dr. Murray Verdict

In the six-week trial, prosecutors hammed home the argument that Murray recklessly administered a lethal dose of the powerful anesthesia Propofol to MJ.

Moreover, they painted a picture of a man concerned for his own well being instead of his patient, and said all of Murray's decisions led to Jackson's death.

Also, his self-described timeline of events simply did not add up.

His defense attorneys claimed that Michael Jackson was in the midst of an irreversible downward spiral of addiction, and accidentally gave himself a fatal dose.

That always felt like a stretch, but they had to argue something.

He will be sentenced November 29 and faces up to four years in prison. It looks as if Dr. Murray will be remanded into custody and denied bail until that date.

UPDATE: We've posted video of the reading of the verdict below.

After the verdict was read aloud, you can hear La Toya Jackson and Kathy Hilton (Paris' mom, and a family friend) cry out, before they are quickly shushed:

Dr. Conrad Murray guilty verdict: Did the jury get it right?

 

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Michael Jackson died and I am saddened still by his death. I believe after consulting with an anesthesiologist in my church the verdict was correct and rational. I want everyone to know although Michael died young and unnecessarily, his spirit will remain in all who truly love him and God will give him a home.

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Doctor must be responsible .doctor certainly go to jail and that is absolutely certain.king of pop died but lives in our memories forever.

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The verdict has been spoken!!
Hopefully,this is the beginning of closure to the sad ending of Michael's life. Hopefully after "Dr Madblood" is sentenced, the tabloids will be able to let Michael rest without rehashing everything that has already been written about him. PEACE!!

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Dr.Conrad Murray Guilty Verdict Reaction Full Video November 7. 2011
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it doesnt matter what MJ done any more. this is about the DR and what he done.... i feel sad for MJ's family and especially his kids.... 4yrs isnt enough for what he done. he is a DR and should have known not to give MJ the drug to sleep or for any other reason. i am glad he will never get the chance to be anyones DR again

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I liked Michael Jackson, however, he was a DRUG ADDICT long before Dr. Conrad entered the picture. It is sad that Dr. Conrad had to take the fall for this. What about Dr. Klein, Michael's good friend & plastic surgeon.?Dr. Conrad was not the doctor that introduced him to Propofol to begin with. He was actually weaning him off of this medication. This is a travesty! My prayers go out to the Jackson AND Conrad family.

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4 years is not enough - 40 years of hard prison is what he deserves!!!

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What I did not like was the verdict...I'm glad this Dr. Murray (Bastard) was found guilty, but the sentence up to 4 years in prison to me is not enough...Rest in peace Michael Jackson.

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first of all "allsaints45" f*** you. how dare you talk about that incredible man that way. michael was a great soul an he didnt deserve to die that way. im glad that doctor was found guilty. i hope god has mercy on him. and you should not be calling yourself any type of "saint" if you gonna be talking about people like that.....

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first of all. @ allsaints45. f*** you. how you gonna tlk about that incredible man that way. michael was a great soul an im glad that so called doctor was found guilty. an u shouldnt call yourself any type of "saint" if you gonna be talking ill of people.....