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Michael Jackson's Doctor found Guilty of Involutary Manslaughter

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  1. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Jury finds Dr Conrad Murrayguilty in Death trial of Michael Jackson


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    Editor's note:
    A verdict has been reached in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray. Watch the verdict read live on CNN.com or the CNN apps for iPhone and iPad and follow the reaction tonight on HLN with Jane Velez-Mitchell, Nancy Grace, Dr. Drew and Joy Behar.

    [Updated at 4:22 p.m. ET] Murray is sitting with his hands in his lap as the judge continues to address the jury. Judge Michael Pastor is thanking the jury for their service in the case.
    "We stand for juries in this courtroom," he said. "We actually stand up for juries. ...We do it because we respect you."
    [Updated at 4:18 p.m. ET] The judge is now explaining to the jury that they are free to discuss the trial as well as their deliberation. However, they do not have to. The judge is explaining to the jury that their decision is theirs, and theirs alone.
    [Updated at 4:18 p.m. ET] Fans of the late King of Pop began cheering outside the courthouse after the verdict was read.
    [Updated at 4:15 p.m. ET] Dr. Conrad Murray has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.
    Murray had no expression as the verdict was read.
    That means 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
    The defendant's acts unlawfully cause another person's death."
    [Updated at 4:14 p.m. ET] Juror #3, the foreman, is now telling the judge that they have in fact reached a verdict.
    [Updated at 4:12 p.m. ET] The jury is now entering the courtroom, beginning with the alternates.
    [Updated at 4:10 p.m. ET] Judge Michael Pastor is now on the bench.
    [Updated at 3:59 p.m. ET] Dr. Conrad Murray is now in the courtroom. We are expecting the verdict to be read momentarily.
    [Updated at 3:49 p.m. ET] Members of the media and others sitting in the courtroom gallery are now being allowed inside. Conrad Murray has not, however, been spotted at the courthouse yet.
    The judge in this case, Michael Pastor, has indicated to members of the media that he does not want any show of emotions or outbursts in court when the verdict is read.
    [Updated at 3:45 p.m. ET] What questions were the jury considering during deliberations? Let's start with the law. Involuntary manslaughter is defined as an unintentional killing committed "without the conscious disregard for human life."
    To prove the crime was committed the state must prove that:
    1) The defendant 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
    2) The defendant's acts unlawfully cause another person's death.
    [Updated at 3:44 p.m. ET] Prosecutors David Walgren and Deborah Brazil have just been escorted down the 9th floor hallway and have entered the courtroom. Dfense attorney J. Michael Flanagan has arrived on the floor, but has not yet entered the courtroom.
    [Updated at 3:43 p.m. ET] CNN's Jeffrey Toobin said if Conrad Murray is convicted in the case of involuntary manslaughter it is tough to say what his possible sentence would be.
    "There are not many people prosecuted for this crime," he said. "The range of options are probation to four years. This crime [involuntary manslaughter] is usually part of a plea bargain deal. There are not a lot of trials of this kind of crime.:
    If Murray is convicted he will lose his medical license as well. Some legal experts have also questioned how California's current problem of prison overcrowding might play into a sentence if he were to be convicted.
    [Updated at 3:38 p.m. ET] Members of the jury will remain in the deliberation room and the courtroom is still sealed off. Once the jury is in place, they will likely allow in members of the media, members of the Jackson family and then the rest of the lawyers and the public.
    Conrad Murray and the jury will then be brought in to hear the final word from the jury.
    [Updated at 3:36 p.m. ET] LaToya Jackson has now arrived at the courthouse and is being escorted inside. She had tweeted that she was running late to the court because of an accident on the freeway.
    She also tweeted: @latoyajackson: "Michael's spirit will be with us in the court room and he will make sure the right verdict is made."
    [Updated at 3:34 p.m. ET] The crowd outside the Los Angeles courthouse is growing as fans of Michael Jackson await the verdict in his doctors's involuntary manslaughter trial, CNN's Casy Wian reported.
    Wian reported that there is also a large police presence near the court as a precaution.
    [Updated at 3:24 p.m. ET] As we wait to see what verdict the jury has reached in the case, you can take a look at the instructions jurors were given before they began deliberating.
    [Updated at 3:19 p.m. ET] Defense attorney Nareg Gourjian has arrived at the courthouse, the first attorney to come back to the court from either side to arrive, according to InSession's Michael Christian. Gourjian was questioned by several reporters, but he declined to comment.
    [Updated at 3:06 p.m. ET] Michael Jackson's brother, Jermaine, has also arrived at the courthouse. CNN reporters have not seen any of Conrad Murray's attorneys arrive at the courthouse yet, but there are reports that Murray is on his way there.
    [Updated at 2:59 p.m. ET] Video shows Joe and Katherine Jackson arriving at the courthouse.
    As the verdict looms in Conrad Murray's involuntary manslaughter case, InSession's Sunny Hostin said it's worth noting that jurors asked no questions during almost 10 hours of deliberation. They asked only for highlighters, Hostin said.
    [Updated at 2:17 p.m. ET] Michael Jackson's parents, Katherine and Joe Jackson, were believed to be waiting with other family members at a hotel near the courthouse so they could get there quickly if a verdict was reached.
    [Updated at 2:07 p.m. ET] The jury in the Conrad Murry trial buzzed three times at 1:56 p.m. ET signaling they had reached a verdict.
    The verdict is expected to be announced in approximately two hours, or at 4:00 p.m. ET, according to InSession producer Michael Christian. Judge Michael Pastor could, however, have the jury read the verdict as soon as all of the necessary parties are in court.
    [Posted at 2:04 p.m. ET] Jurors have reached a verdict in the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson.
    The seven men and five women were deciding if Dr. Conrad Murray was criminally negligent in his use of the surgical anesthetic propofol to treat Jackson's insomnia and if it significantly contributed to the singer's 2009 death.
    Jurors heard from 49 witnesses over 23 days, including Murray's girlfriends and patients, Jackson's former employees, investigators, and medical experts for each side.
    Prosecutors argue that Murray's use of propofol in Jackson's home to treat his insomnia was so reckless it was criminally negligent.
    The defense contends Jackson self-administered the fatal overdose of drugs in a desperate search for sleep without Murray's knowing.
    Murray, if convicted, faces up to four years in prison and the loss of his medical license.


    http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/11/07/jury-reaches-verdict-in-conrad-murray-trial/?&hpt=hp_c1


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    Bail denied...jamaa anakwenda rumande till sentensing!
     
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    maximum penalty ni miaka minne tena kwenye magereza ya kawaida badala ya ile ya california ambayo imejaa wafungwa. anaweza pia akapewa kifungo cha nyumbani. so jamaa hataozea jela kama wengi tulivyokuwa tukitarajia
     
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