Let’s face it, somebody had to pay for the death of the King of Pop.
Dr. Conrad Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for the murder of Michael Jackson, after a jury deliberated for just nine hours.
He’s facing up to four years in prison and could lose his medical license.
Dr. Murray administered a powerful dose of the anesthetic, Propofel, that led to Michael’s death.
The star was on the brink on a magnificent comeback with the scheduled “This Is It” tour.
During his non-stop practices Jackson discovered he could not sleep, so Conrad Murray was hired to administer the powerful sleep aid.
There was no law against administering propofol or the other sedatives. But prosecution expert witnesses said Murray was acting well below the standard of care required of a physician.
They said using propofol in a home setting without lifesaving equipment on hand was an egregious deviation from that standard. They called it gross negligence, the legal basis for an involuntary manslaughter charge.
Murray’s lawyers argued that it was Jackson who administered the lethal dose.
Sad to know that we’ll never really figure out what happened on June 25, 2009.