Verdict reached in Jackson doctor case

2011-11-07 21:17

Los Angeles - A jury has reached a verdict in the involuntary manslaughter case against Michael Jackson's doctor.

Court officials say it will be read about 21:00 GMT.

The verdict came on Monday in the trial of Dr Conrad Murray.

Prosecutors depicted Murray as a reckless physician who abandoned Jackson while he was under the effects of the powerful anaesthetic propofol on June 25 2009.

Attorneys for the Houston-based cardiologist countered that Jackson was addicted to the drug and self-administered the fatal dose when Murray left his bedroom.

Murray agreed to become Jackson's personal physician as the singer prepared for a series of comeback concerts in 2009.

Murray did not testify during the trial but previously acknowledged to police that he gave Jackson propofol and other sedatives on the morning the singer died.

Comments

  • Marius - 2011-11-07 21:24

    RIP Michael. Justice will hopefully be done.

  • TaniaSandraSteyn - 2011-11-07 22:05

    This is one young man who was a perfectionist in everything he did; had too much love in his heart, and couldn't live up to his own 'too high' standards. Rest in Peace. You gave us your music, and your soul.

      Mike - 2011-11-07 23:24

      Oh please! A great musician and entertainer no question but also a self centers drug addict, certainly no awe inspiring role model.

  • mastersvoice - 2011-11-07 22:16

    This is news? The mere fact that a verdict has been reached is is deemed newsworthy enough?

  • anneline.duplessis1 - 2011-11-08 00:32

    I think there's more to the story. Jackson was a drug addict and could of done anything himself to end his life. I feel sorry for the doctor.

  • Kalla - 2011-11-08 02:30

    Michael Jackson was a living legend,his doctor should have known better!

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