The jury (7 men & 5 women) decided Dr. Conrad Murray was criminally negligent in his use of the surgical anesthetic propofol to treat Michael Jackson’s insomnia.
Dr. Conrad Murray faces up to four years in prison and the loss of his medical license.
HLN’s Vinnie Politan joins The Bert Show to explain the trial’s outcome:
After six long weeks of testimony and evidence, Dr. Conrad Murray was found guilty in the death of Michael Jackson. Michael’s family was obviously happy with the verdict. Michael’s sister LaToya tweeted, “VICTORY!!!!! Michael I love you and I will continue to fight until ALL are brought to justice.” She added, “Thank you EVERYONE for your love and support! It will ALWAYS be appreciated!”
When Jermaine Jackson was as if the verdict made him happy, he simply said, “Yes.” Michael’s parents issued a statement saying, “We have been waiting for this moment for a very long time and we couldn’t hold back tears of joy in the courtroom. Even though nothing can bring back our son, justice has finally been served! We can’t wait to go home and share this day with Michael’s children.”
Jackson’s three children were not in the courtroom for the verdict. Dr. Murray could be facing four years in prison, but Beverly Hills defense attorney Mark McBride is saying that involuntary manslaughter isn’t considered a serious felony, which means that only 50% of Murray’s sentence must be served behind bars. He thinks Murray could end up serving just three to four months behind bars. Sentencing for Dr. Murray is scheduled for November 29th.