Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson‘s personal physician at the time of his death in June 2009, has been found guilty by a jury for involuntary manslaughter.
According to CNN:
The jury has found that Murray “committed a crime that posed a high risk of death or great bodily injury because of the way the act was committed or the defendant committed a lawful act, but with criminal negligence.” And that the defendantâ€™s acts unlawfully cause another personâ€™s death.
After the verdict was read, a statement went up on MichaelJackson.com that read:
“The Estate of Michael Jackson and Michael himself has always believed the jury system works and despite the tragedy that brought about this trial we are in agreement with the jury’s verdict. In this case justice has been served. Michael is missed on a daily basis but his genius and his music will be with us forever. He is ‘the greatest entertainer that has ever lived.’”
Dr. Murray originally faced up to 4 years in prison if convicted for the death of Michael Jackson. But it looks like he will serve only a fraction of that time in jail, or he could end up solely on house arrest.