Following a six-week trial and two days of deliberation, the jury in the Michael Jackson manslaughter case against Dr. Conrad Murray reached a verdict Monday (Nov 7).
Dr. Conrad Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in Los Angeles County Superior Court for the death of Michael Jackson. Jackson’s immediate family, including parents Joe and Katherine, and sister LaToya, were present in the court room as the verdict was read.
Prosectors say Murray caused Jackson’s death through acts of “criminal negligence” when he used a hospital-grade drug for insomnia in Jackson’s home without the proper monitoring and resuscitation equipment (like a defibrillator, for instance).
Murray also acted negligently by waiting 20 minutes before calling 911, incompetently administering CPR, and failing to tell EMS workers who arrived on the scene that he had used Propofol, the drug that killed Michael Jackson.
Murray also failed to fulfill a doctor’s legal duty to care for a patient by acted negligently in delaying 20 minutes before calling 911, attempting CPR incompetently and failing to tell rescue personnel he had used propofol, prosecutors said.
Dr. Conrad Murray will be sentenced at a later date, and faces up to 4 years behind bars. He could also lose his medical license.