Michael Jackson's personal physician, Conrad Murray, has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for causing Jackson's 2009 death by a powerful surgical anesthetic.
The verdict against Dr. Conrad Murray comes after a jury deliberated for about nine hours over a two day period. Dr. Murray was charged with the lowest possible homicide offense and faces a maximum sentence of four years in state prison and a minimum sentence of probation.
Murray also faces the probable loss of his medical license. California authorities already suspended his right to practice, but medical boards in Nevada and Texas agreed to wait to evaluate licenses he holds in their states until after the criminal case.
Over a four-week case, prosecutors painted Murray as a deceptive and incompetent doctor who abandoned his medical judgment in complying with Jackson's request to be given a surgical anesthetic to put him to sleep. Witnesses testified to many egregious medical missteps such as giving propofol in an unmonitored setting, fumbling at basic resuscitation and keeping no medical records.
Perhaps one of the most profound issues of this case was the time it took Murray to call paramedics and then withholding the information that he had given the singer propopfol. As Jackson stopped breathing and suffered cardiac arrest under the influence of propofol, the doctor chatted on the phone and sent and received e-mail and text messages for approximately 45 minutes.
Murray was remanded into custody without bail following the guilty verdict. He is scheduled to be sentenced on November 29, 2011.
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