Fate of Michael Jackson's Doctor, Conrad Murray, in the Hands of the Jury


Murray was hired to be Jackson's personal physician for the tour with the main objective of putting Jackson to sleep. He expected to be paid $150,000 a month for at least 10 months, according to a contract Walgren showed in his presentation.

"He wanted to satisfy his fans, his family, his children," Walgren said. "He was a creative genius and a perfectionist and he went about these tasks striving for perfection."

Walgren said that Jackson was optimistic and hopeful about the future. He had expressed an interest in directing films, in creating a feature film based on the song "Thriller" and most passionately, his desire to build the greatest children's hospital in the world.

"He had plans, he had hopes, he had dreams. Both for himself and for his family," Walgren said.

Murray claimed he was trying to wean Jackson off propofol as a sleep aid, and that Jackson's insomnia was exacerbated by an alleged addiction to the painkiller Demerol.

Prosecutors argued that Murray acted recklessly by giving Jackson propofol as a sleep aid at Jackson's home without back-up equipment, then botched CPR efforts, did not immediately call 911 and did not keep proper medical records.

Judge Michael Pastor told the five women and seven men on the jury today that in order to acquit Murray of involuntary manslaughter, they must find that Jackson's death was caused by an accident and not reckless behavior.

For the jurors to find Murray guilty, they must unanimously determine that he committed a lawful act with criminal negligence or failed to perform a legal duty with criminal negligence.

If convicted, Murray faces as much as four years in prison and the loss of his medical license.

Over the six weeks of the trial, jurors listened to 49 witnesses over 22 days of testimony. Murray did not testify. Back in the jury room, jurors will have more than 300 exhibits to look over.

The pop star's famous family made regular appearances in court and sat in the gallery, including parents Joe and Katherine Jackson and siblings Janet, Randy, LaToya, Jermaine and Rebbie.

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