Jury To Resume Deliberations Monday In Conrad Murray Trial
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Jurors are expected to begin a second day of deliberations Monday in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray.
On Friday, the seven-man, five-woman jury began deliberations in the case against Murray, who is accused of administering a fatal dose of an anesthetic to the pop star on June 25, 2009.
Jurors didn’t ask any questions and didn’t indicate how far along they were in deciding his fate.
During closing arguments Thursday, the prosecution reminded the jury that Murray lied to paramedics about Michael Jackson’s health and delayed calling 911 before he died.
The defense didn’t dispute that Murray was negligent, but they argued that he was not criminally responsible for the singer’s death.
Murray’s lawyers contend that Jackson injected himself with the deadly dose when the doctor wasn’t looking.
The jury heard from 49 witnesses, including complex medical testimony, over the course of the six week trial and have a total of 300 pieces of evidence to consider in reaching their decision.
The verdict will be announced the same day it’s reached on CBS2/KCAL9 News, as well as cbsla.com.
If convicted, Murray could face a sentence that ranges from probation to a maximum of four years in state prison. He could also lose his license if found guilty.