Dr. Conrad Murray has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in relation to the death of pop superstar Michael Jackson back in 2009. The jury of seven men and five women returned its verdict in the high-profile case at around 4:14pm ET.
The Conrad Murray trial has gripped America for weeks, with whole news programmes devoted to ever twist and turn of the case. Murray has been in the spotlight ever since Jackson’s death, which remains to some extent shrouded in mystery as there are still conflicting accounts of who did what and when.
The trial has been particularly controversial due to the release of images showing Jackson’s dead body, with some people arguing that it was inappropriate for these images to be seen by the public.
Michael Jackson died in the summer of 2009, while preparing for a huge series of comeback shows at the O2 in London. His death prompted a mass outpouring of grief around the world, and the verdict in the Dr. Conrad Murray case is hardly likely to be the end of the enormous level of interest in Jackson’s final days.