A Verdict Has Been Reached in The Dr. Conrad Murray Criminal Manslaughter Case
The jury buzzed three times at 10:56 a.m. (1:56 p.m. ET) to signal a verdict has been reached after about nine hours of deliberation. The verdict is expected to be announced in two hours, at 4 p.m. ET.
The seven men and five women must decide 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.
Jackson fans who shouted slogans, waved signs and sometimes argued with Murray supporters outside the courthouse Friday planned a more solemn verdict vigil Monday with candles, according to messages posted on fan websites.
Katherine and Joe Jackson, the singer’s parents, were expected to wait with other family members at a hotel near the courthouse so they could get there quickly.
More later, especially after the verdict is announced. Meanwhile, watch the clock.
- Jury reaches verdict in Conrad Murray trial (news.blogs.cnn.com)
- For Discussion: Michael Jackson’s Bodyguards Say He Wouldn’t Have Wanted His Friend Conrad Murray On Trial (bossip.com)
- Jackson Doctor Trial: Jury Consider Verdict (news.sky.com)