Dr. Conrad Murray, the doctor who personally attended Michael Jackson’s medical problems, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. The verdict was given on Monday.
To the content of Michael Jackson’s family, the jury found Dr. Conrad Murray guilty on involuntary manslaughter. He injected a lethal dose of anesthetic to the pop star, then left his room to attend a phone call.
For six weeks, testimonies, shocking photos, expert’s opinions – all these have been presented in order to reveal what really happened to Michael Jackson in the last hours of his life.
Following the end of the trial, Jackson’s mother told Associated Press that she is now at peace. “I feel better now”, were her exact words. La Toya Jackson, who was one of the main supporters of the idea that her brother did not just die, he was killed, was overjoyed when hearing the verdict. “Michael was looking over us”, she said while stepping out of the courtroom.
Dr. Murray remained mum while hearing the verdict. He was handcuffed and taken out of the room, remaining in custody until November 29, when he will receive his sentence. He was not given the possibility of freedom until the next meeting with Judge Michael E. Pastor, as “Dr. Murray’s reckless conduct in this case poses a demonstrable risk to the safety of the public.”
From the prosecutor’s point of view, Dr. Conrad Murray violated 17 standards of medical care while treating the pop star. Of them, there were several which, alone, could have led to the death of his patient. After a deliberation that lasted nine hours, the jury reached their verdict: Dr. Murray was found guilty and is now facing up to four year in prison. When released, it is highly possible that he would not be able to practice medicine.