Michael Jackson doctor found guilty of manslaughter
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Nov 07, 2011 16:20 EST
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Michael Jackson’s personal doctor was found guilty on Monday of involuntary manslaughter in the pop star’s death.
Dr. Conrad Murray had pleaded not guilty to giving the “Thriller” singer a fatal dose of the powerful anesthetic propofol, which was ruled as the main cause of his death on June 25, 2009.
Prosecutors argued during the six-week trial that Murray was grossly negligent in administering the propofol to help Jackson sleep as he prepared for a series of comeback concerts.
Defense attorneys said Jackson gave himself the fatal dose of propofol.
(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis and Jill Serjeant; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte, John O’Callaghan and Sandra Maler)
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