The trial that has gripped Michael Jackson fans the world over for more than a month finally came to a dramatic end today with Dr. Conrad Murray being convicted of involuntary manslaughter.
Damaging expert testimony on behalf of the prosecution and holes being poked in Murray’s defense proved to be enough to convince the 12 men and women of the jury that Jackson’s death was a direct result of Murray’s actions.
Now begins the sentencing portion of the trial in which it will be decided whether Murray will be given probation or up to four years in prison.
Regardless of the sentence, Murray is sure to lose his medical license in California, Nevada and Texas in light his being found guilty in the death of Jackson on the grounds that he regularly administered propofol – a powerful anesthetic – as a sleep aide and did not follow protocol when Jackson was in medical distress.
For more on Dr. Conrad Murray, visit his Vitals profile.
To read previous Spotlight coverage of the Murray trial, click here.