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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Doc got wut he had comin 2 im

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MJ GOT AWAY WITH MOLESTING KIDS. NOW SOMEONE ELSE, GETS BLAMED FOR HIS DEATH. AT LEAST, NOW, ALL THE RETARDED PEOPLE, WHO DRESS UP AS MJ, CAN LEAVE THE OUTSIDE OF THE COURTHOUSE, AND GO BACK HOME, TO LIVE THEIR "NOTHING" LIVES.

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4 years WTF!

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Thanks god that finally Dr. Murray is put to jail and that where needed to go for what he did to Micheal Jackson. It was a shocked for me to find out that Micheal Jackson died since two years ago. Now everybody throughout the whole world can relax after put that killer is in jail. I agree Jacquline for Murray prison time. Four years is not enough for someone who would a kill world famous singer. We all hope that the Jackson family can finally rest in peace and let all this go.

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Conrad Murray is guilty.
He killed Michael Jackson.
Even though this does not bring back Michael, it does put away his killer and I hope for a very long time.
Murray robbed the world of the King of Pop.
I hope that Conrad Murray goes to hell. George Vreeland Hill

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Based on how the trial went, I'm not suprised at the verdict. The defense's case was crap & was quickly disproven. Dr. Murray (maybe, I have a feeling his liscense may be suspended permantly or something like that) had it coming

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Yes. They made justice in my opinion. It's good to see a fair verdict as there was so much evidence and facts that demonstrated the Drs negligence. And the fact that he performed CPR incorrectly...gave him an anesthetic (no ONE had ever heard of it being used as a sleep aid nor had used it in a home) delayed phone call..calling GFs. And so much more. The MOST important thing is that this thing is over and MJs family can finally put this behind them and MJ can finally rest in peace.

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i am so glad he got the guilty verdict,i only wish he would get more prision time

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