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Dr. Conrad Murray convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson

Dr. Conrad Murray was convicted on Monday for Involuntary Manslaughter in the death of mega pop star Michael Jackson.  After the jury’s verdict of guilty was announced, Murray was handcuffed and remanded into state custody to await his sentencing hearing.  The Involuntary Manslaughter conviction indicated that the jurors believed that Dr. Murray acted with criminal negligence by administering the drug propofol to Michael Jackson as a sleep aid and that such actions ultimately were a major cause of Jackson’s death.

In trial, the defense argued that Jackson administered the drug to himself thereby causing his own death.

Dr. Murray faces up to four years in prison at his sentencing.  The sentencing is set for Tuesday, November 29, 2011.

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