Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician who was treating Michael Jackson at the time of his passing has been found guilty in the death of the famous pop singer.
Murray’s verdict came after a jury of seven men and five women deliberated for nine hours over a two day period. Murray was charged with the lowest degree of homicide and now faces up to four years in prison and a minimum sentence of probation.
With his right to practice medicine already suspended it’s also likely that the doctor will lose his medical license.
The case came to a head after various witnesses testified to egregious medical missteps by the doctor that included providing non-monitored propofol, failing to use basic resuscitation methodology and failure to keep proper records, all circumstances that experts say led to the singers death.
At the center of the case was Conrad Murray’s own admission to police that he gave Michael Jackson propofol just prior to his death after the singer reportedly “begged for it” along with two other drugs earlier in the day. Expert testimony also revealed that Dr. Conrad Murray lied about the amount of the drug he administered to the king of pop.
Attempting to shift blame over the incident Dr. Murray’s defense team said it was the pop singer himself who administered the overdose of the drug while swallowing a sedative, a deadly drug concoction that left Michael Jackson dead and Dr. Conrad Murray in the clear.
Do you side with the plaintiff or the defense in this case?