After just two days of deliberations the jury deliberating manslaughter charges against Dr. Conrad Murray has reached a verdict. At 1pm (PST) it was announced that Murray was found GUILTY of involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson.
Jackson’s family has been present for much of the trial. His sister La Toya Jackson tweeted this morning: “Verdict is FINALLY IN!!! I’m on my way! I’m shaking uncontrollably!”
Justice was served for the Jackson Family and fans of the pop star.
Autopsy results have shown that Jackson, the King of Pop, died at age 50 at his Los Angeles on June 25, 2009 from an overdose of the anesthetic propofol and other sedatives. Murray was by the singer’s side the day he died and pleaded not guilty in January to a charge of involuntary manslaughter. He faces up to four years in prison, but experts are saying he most likely will not serve the full term.
[Updated at 1:26 p.m. PST] Prosecutors are asking Judge Michael Pastor to remand Dr. Murray into custody pending sentencing immediately. Sentencing has been set for November 29, 2011.
[Updated at 1:28 p.m. PST] Defense lawyers are saying that Dr. Conrad Murray has for 18 months been free on bail and has not been a flight risk or a danger to the community.
“There is no reason to remand him under the circumstances,” one of his lawyers argued.
[Updated at 1:36 p.m. PST] Dr. Conrad Murray was taken into custody.