Michael Jackson Manslaughter Trial: Dr. Conrad Murray Found Guilty!


Over two years after the death of music legend Michael Jackson, a verdict has been reached in the manslaughter trial prosecuting his private physician, Dr. Conrad Murray.

The jury of seven men and five women deliberated for less than nine hours. They returned with a guilty verdict. All twelve confirmed that they were unanimous in their decision.

A wild scene played out at the courthouse as fans, protesters and media outlets descended upon downtown Los Angeles to get the final word in the case.  The increasingly excited crowd could be heard chanting "Guilty! Guilty!" outside the courthouse prior to the reading of the verdict. 

When word of the verdict came down, the screams from outside were so loud they could be heard inside the courtroom. 

The case is notable as it is one of very few criminal cases against a physician for killing a patient. Doctors are generally subject to civil cases if malpractice is suspected. 

Despite the attention to Michael Jackson's lavish and controversial private life in his later years, rather than his music, his shocking death in 2009 caused a renewed interest in his many hits and made him the best-selling music artist that year.

It also created a word-wide interest in the circumstances surrounding his final days. Soon after, the Los Angeles County Corner declared MJ's death a homicide. It was revealed that he died of acute propofol intoxication. Dr. Murray entered a not guilty plea to charges of involuntary manslaughter, although he did admit he had administered some drugs to help MJ sleep that evening. 

In the trial that followed, the doc's side claimed that is was MJ who gave himself the fatal overdose. 

We want to remember the King of Pop fondly, so Celebuzz has compiled a gallery to look back on his illustrious career. Take a look to see Michael in his many stage costumes, album covers and public appearances. 

 

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  • castaneda
    castaneda

    The way you make feel

  • castaneda
    castaneda

    Happy Birthday, Michael! We miss you so much!

  • famous
    famous

    R.I.P :)

  • famous
    famous

    i think he really deserve what he achieve :) for he's a taleneted singer and KING OF POP ! thumbs up ! i miss him a lot :"(

  • jessica18
    jessica18

    how dare u call him jacko @kristap his name is michael jackson okay if u really love him u wouldnt call him jacko

  • Adeyomi-Qudus Pedro
    Adeyomi-Qudus Pedro

    Nobody is above the law,I thank God for Justice given & a Good judgment done.,May Micheal soul rest in peace.

  • nazeem
    nazeem

    This Dr has been paid extremely well to do his job which he clearly did not do.he should of known better not to prescribe these drugs in the first place and he besides he has a history for malpractice.Rip Michael justice has been served.

  • berny
    berny

    Shame I feel for the docter he was just doing his job now his family will long for him so wrong how sum familys think their money can buy the shit and yes we love michel but shit do u all feel happy ruinning sum1 elses fam not great I lost my respect mich was the king of pop dunt think for one second the word of any docter wud hav stoppd him if he wantd sum more . Celebs hell noo!!!

  • brittany
    brittany

    Justice has been served thank u lord may the lord be with micheal family&friends and may the lord be wit murray family&friends! RIP MICHEAL JUSTICE FOR MJ!!!!

  • courtneybaaaby
    courtneybaaaby

    he's a doctor he didnt want micheal to die*

  • courtneybaaaby
    courtneybaaaby

    not really his fault, micheal wanted the drugs, and the doctor didnt know he was gonna overdose, he's a doctor e didnt want micheal, he probabley feels horrible, leave the guy alone.

 
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