The jury reached a verdict in the Conrad Murray Michael Jackson trial and it was tense to say the least as Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.
The verdict was reached earlier in the morning and read after 1 p.m. Conrad Murray looked scared as anyone would have been.
Mrs. Benson, the court clerk read the guilty verdict.
Conrad Murray will be sentenced November 29th.
Murray was remanded on the spot without bail and will appear in court on November 29th, 2011.
What do you think of the verdict?-DocFB
Diagnosis: Justice for MJ....?
It looks like Corad Murray is going to be indicted for the death of Michael Jackson.
A report out today says they will indict him on involuntary manslaughter charges in MJ's death and would be be prosecuted on a theory of gross negligence alleging that his treatment of Jackson was an extreme departure from the standard of care normally followed by physicians.
The coroner ruled Michael's death a homicide after the autopsy for the drug propofol and was not medically needed by Jackson.
The D.A. needs the police to turn over the case which they said wrapped yesterday but has yet to be turned over. The D.A. is denying the report a decision has been made but it has, but sources tell us it just has not been made official.
To prove a charge of involuntary manslaughter, authorities must show there was a reckless action that created a risk of death or great bodily injury. If a doctor is aware of the risk, there might also be an issue of whether the patient knows that risk and decided to take it.
A large number of witnesses have been interviewed by police, including those who were present during Jackson's last days and those who worked with him in preparation for his comeback concert, "This Is It."
It seems the police investigation wrapped up in late December but was made public yesterday. The D.A. needs the case turned over because they have to do their own internal review.
Our source tells us that the D.A. rather take the case to a grand jury than a preliminary hearing with Murray.
We will keep you updated as relevant news breaks.-Dr.FB