Conrad Murray Found Guilty in Michael Jackson's Death

Conrad Murray found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson

Dr. Conrad Murray, right, the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death faces a procedural hearing Monday, Apr. 5, 2010, at the Los Angeles Superior Court downtown Los Angeles. At left is and his attorney John Michael Flanagan. (AP Photo/David McNew, Pool)

A jury has convicted Michael Jackson's doctor of involuntary manslaughter in the singer's 2009 drug death.

The jury reached its verdict Monday after deliberating less than
nine hours.

Prosecutors depicted Dr. Conrad Murray as a reckless physician who abandoned Jackson while he was under the effects of the powerful anesthetic propofol.

Attorneys for the Houston-based cardiologist countered that Jackson was addicted to the drug and self-administered the fatal dose when Murray left his bedroom.

Murray agreed to become Jackson's personal physician as the singer prepared for a series of comeback concerts in 2009.

Murray did not testify during the trial but previously acknowledged to police that he gave Jackson propofol and other sedatives on the morning the singer died.

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