Dr. Conrad Murray Is Found GuiltyBy Candace Butler
After an exhausting six week trial and nine hours for the jury’s official decision, Dr. Conrad Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter yesterday afternoon. Michael Jackson‘s family are rightfully relieved; the King of Pop was prepared for his comback tour, This Is It, when Murray administered the deadly dose of propofol to Jackson without properly supervising his patient or taking proper steps after he stopped breathing.
The main concern now is his upcoming sentencing hearing on November 29th. He may be behind bars right now for his own safety, in accordance with the ruling of Judge Pastor, but Murray may not stay there. Los Angeles-based criminal defense attorney Mike Cavalluzzi told MTV News that jail time is actually unlikely:
any jail time wouldn’t be appropriate in this case given the fact that Dr. Murray has no criminal record and there truly was no malice, no intent to actually harm Michael Jackson at all.
Overcrowding in California jails is liable a better reason, but either way-the possible four years of prison that can be ascribed to him due to his sentence is well, unlikely. Not that we should be worried. It’s not like he’ll be able to practice after this due to low patient volume alone, right?
But enough about negligent doctors and their criminal records. This is the closure we’ve been waiting on. And now that it’s all over with, we can finally turn our attention away from a few hours of Jackson’s life and look at the years he spent entertaining us. The “Thriller” star was, after all, about to make his comeback–to end his career in style and bring back what we loved about him most–his showmanship.
So, what is your favorite Michael Jackson song?