Michael Jackson’s Doctor Convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter

In a town that “really knows how to throw a trial and verdict” – according to the NY Daily News – Michael Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. It’s been over two years since the pop star died on June 25th, 2009, and it took that long for the case to come to trial. Murray pled not guilty to giving Jackson a fatal dose of a powerful anesthetic usually used in surgery. This drug was ruled as the main cause of the singer’s death.

Defense attorneys argued that Jackson gave himself the fatal dosage, but the prosecution made the case Murray was “grossly negligent” in administering the drug. Murray, who has been free on bail for two years, was to be held in custody until his sentencing at the end of November.

50-year-old Jackson was found dead in his LA mansion about there weeks before he was supposed to begin a series of concerts in London.