Conrad Murray guilty in Michael Jackson manslaughter

The jury reached a verdict this afternoon in the Dr. Conrad Murray manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson, which began on September 27, 2011. After deliberating for two days, the 12 jurors — five woman and seven men — unanimously found Murray guilty of involuntary manslaughter. Murray faces a maximum of four years in jail and could be banned from practicing medicine. The prosecution asked that Murray be remanded without bail, and the judge agreed, saying that Murray has been found guilty, is now a convicted felon and is a danger to the public. Murray was handcuffed in the courtroom and taken into custody. The judge will decide Murray’s sentence on November 29, 2011.

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  1. Trevor • November 7, 2011 @ 7:40 PM

    The only crime he is guilty of is removing a deviant and predator from society.

  2. Red • November 7, 2011 @ 7:53 PM

    Spell check dammit.

  3. tb56 • November 8, 2011 @ 12:15 AM

    Trevor on what basis do you make those outlandish claims? he was never convicted of anything?

  4. L1feless • November 8, 2011 @ 9:54 AM

    Look here is what I think. Dr. Conrad Murray was likely a close friend to Michael Jackson. He likely wanted to insert himself into Michael’s life because he knew that with his resources (Michael’s) if Dr. Murray didn’t prescribe him drugs legally then Michael could/ would just buy drugs through other means. Who knows what substances could be mixed in as filler.

    As an addict Michael was probably building up a tolerance to some of these drugs and as a result he (Michael) overdosed. There is nothing to be ashamed of from the family’s perspective, everyone tries to deal with fame and fortune differently. Addicts will often lie so they may never have known the extent of his problems.

    So long as the pills were self-administered it should have been ruled an accidental suicide. Dr. Murray should have reported or insisted that Michael seek help and as such deserves to be stripped of his medical license. Additional jail time however seems a bit excessive.

    I bet if you were to interview him (Murray) in closed quarters he would say he is welcoming this guilty sentence as he feels guilty about a good friend dying and he knew he could have done more. The key is that Murray did not administer the pills and a doctor can only make recommendations.

    please re-read the news and confessions later made by the various kids. Both of them admitted their parents pushed them into doing it and they were banking that because Michael came off as, ‘Weird’ they felt they had a good chance of winning the case. In case you forget he was also never convicted in a court of law. Being a little different does not make someone a pedophile.

  5. sandie • November 8, 2011 @ 10:31 AM

    mj was never convicted of anything! in fact, one of his “accusers” has since come forward and said that his dad made him lie to get money. that, however, has nothing to do with this story

    the fact of the matter is, dr (and i use that term loosely) murray did not do his job and then tried to cover up what he did. he deserves to go to jail AND lose his license

  6. Trevor • November 8, 2011 @ 10:36 AM

    Michael Jackson was a drug addict, predator, and platic surgery monster. He was a walking nightmare. Anyone that still does not see this is blind.

  7. L1feless • November 8, 2011 @ 1:14 PM


    I will agree that he was a drug addict and that he was likely a plastic surgery addict/monster but until proper evidence presents itself (which it hasn’t yet) I’d have to say it is you who are blind.

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