Dr. Conrad Murray Trial: The Fate of Michael Jackson’s Doctor Now in the Hands of the Jury
The Dr. Conrad Murray trial is coming to a close. The jury is now considering the fate of Dr. Conrad Murray who is being charged with the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson.
CNN reports that the jury, consisting of seven men and five women, heard from 49 witnesses over 23 days. The jury listened to testimony from Murray’s girlfriends, patients, medical experts, and some of Michael Jackson’s former employees.
Prosecutors said that there was “overwhelming” evidence that Dr. Conrad Murray had caused Michael Jackson’s death in 2009. The defense argued that if the man in question wasn’t Michael Jackson, there wouldn’t have even been a trial for Dr. Conrad Murray.
Defense lawyer Ed Chernoff said in his closing statements that this was a negligence case, not criminal, and that Dr. Conrad Murray should be standing in front of the state medical board not a jury.
“If it were anybody else but Michael Jackson, would this doctor be here today?”
It was determined earlier by the LA County’s coroner that Jackson died of “acute propofol intoxication” in combination with two sedatives.
The Wrap reports that the question before the jury is: Did Michael Jackson’s overdose occur from a steady IV drip put in place by Dr. Conrad Murray, or did Jackson inject the surgical anesthetic propofol by himself?
Prosecutor David Walgren asked the jury to have sympathy for Jackson’s children while considering the case of Conrad Murray.
“Conrad Murray left Prince, Paris and Blanket without a father. For them, this case doesn’t end today, or tomorrow. For Michael’s children, this case will go on forever, because they do not have a father, they do not have a father because of the actions of Conrad Murray.”
Do you think Dr. Conrad Murray will be found guilty?