Jury Reaches Verdict In Conrad Murray Trial

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Jurors have reached a verdict in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray.

The jury, which is comprised of seven men and five women, deliberated for six hours Friday and only requested some pens. CBS2′s Kirk Hawkins confirms they buzzed three times Monday morning, indicating that they reached a verdict, which will be read at 1 p.m.

Jurors had 300 pieces of evidence to consider after listening to 49 witnesses and complex medical testimony during the six-week trial.

Prosecutors argued that Murray acted in a criminally negligent manner after giving Jackson a powerful dose of the anesthetic propofol to use a sleep aid.

The defense, however, maintained that Jackson took a deadly dose of propofol when Murray left his bedroom hours before the singer’s death.

If convicted, Murray faces up to four years in prison. He would also lose his medical license.

“Verdict is FINALLY IN!!! I’m on my way! I’m shaking uncontrollably!” Jackson’s sister La Toya tweeted Monday.

Source: CBS Los Angeles

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