Michael Jackson"s family in tears as verdict announced

Michael Jackson

A Los Angeles jury has found Michael Jackson”s physician, Doctor Conrad Murray guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

The seven men and five women took two days and ten hours to reach the verdict.

Over the past six weeks, the court has heard from 49 witnesses – including Doctor Conrad Murray”s patients, girlfriends past and present, medical experts and former employees of the king of pop.

The doctor – who did not testify at the trial – now faces up to four years in prison and will lose his licence to practice medicine.
Sentencing will take place on November 29th.
Michael died from a fatal dose of the surgical anesthetic propofol.

The jury decided that the overdose was infused into the singer”s blood by a steady IV drip – Michael did not inject himself using a syringe left nearby by Doctor Murray, as the defence had argued.