A jury has decided that Dr. Conrad Murray is guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of King of Pop Michael Jackson.
Billboard.com reports that after six weeks in court and two days in deliberation, jurors in Conrad’s involuntary manslaughter case submitted their verdict Monday afternoon.
The disgraced cardiologist was accused of accidently doping Michael to death in June of 2009 with a cocktail of powerful sedatives, including propofol.
Jurors in this case came to a decision rather quickly, considering that Conrad’s trial, which started at the end of September, had been pushed back at least twice. The trial itsef only lasted 23 days, and 49 witnesses were called to the stand.
The defense rested its case last week without Conrad ever taking the stand to speak in his own defense. After the prosecution called in a medical expert to speak in rebuttal to the defense testimony, the case went into the jury delibiration on Thursday.
It’s expected that Conrad will try to appeal the ruling. If sentenced to lockup, there is a chance that he could be serving his time in a county jail.
After the verdict was read, Conrad was handcuffed and taken into police custody immediately. He is due in court on November 29 for sentencing.
Conrad Murray remains silent