Conrad Murray Trial: Found Guilty in Death of Michael Jackson – GMA Live Updates
After less than two full days of deliberations, the jury in the Conrad Murray trial has reached a verdict. 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. Murray chose not to testify. (For more information on the key moments in the trial, click here.)
4:16 p.m. ET — The verdict is read: “We find the defendant Conrad Murray guilty.”
4:14 p.m. ET — Dr. Conrad Murray now in the courtroom.
4:05 p.m. ET — Dr. Conrad Murray has arrived at the Los Angeles courthouse for the verdict in the involuntary manslaughter case, according to the Associated Press. The jury reached its verdict today after deliberating for less than nine hours.
3:57 p.m. ET – Katherine, Randy, Jermaine, Joe, and La Toya Jackson all just entered the courtroom along with Rick and Kathy Hilton.
3:55 p.m. ET – Going live shortly for an ABC News special report on the verdict with Diane Sawyer and Dan Abrams in New York and Jim Avila in L.A.
3:44 p.m. ET — Producer Kaitlyn Folmer tweets: “Deputy DA’s Dave Walgren and Deborah Brazil just entered courtroom.” Folmer is currently “On the 9th floor of courthouse…ironically a few doors down from the OJ Simpson courtroom. Conrad Murray verdict in 20 min.”
3:27 p.m. ET — “GMA” legal contributor Dan Abrams tweets: “This quick verdict in Conrad Murray has to have his attorneys very worried. Then again I got Casey Anthony verdict wrong.” Abrams is joining Diane Sawyer live at 4:00 p.m. ET for a special report as the verdict is read.
3:20 p.m. ET — La Toya Jackson tweets “Michael’s spirit will be with us in the court room and he will make sure the right verdict is made.”
3:17 p.m. ET — ABC’s Jim Avila says that Joe, Kathryn and Jermaine Jackson have arrived at the court. La Toya is on the way.
2:38 p.m. ET — From producer Kaitlyn Folmer: “Crowd is shouting ‘guilty’ outside criminal courts building in downtown L.A., but other than that, crowds are calm.”
2:32 p.m. ET — Outside the Los Angeles Superior Court, podium ready for post verdict press conferences.
2:11 p.m. ET — The verdict in the case against Michael Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray, will be read at 4 p.m. ET.
2:10 p.m. ET — La Toya Jackson tweets: “Verdict is FINALLY IN!!! I’m on my way! I’m shaking uncontrollably!”
2:09 p.m. ET — From our producer Kaitlyn Folmer: “Deputies just left courtroom…in a rush.”
2:08 p.m. ET — From our producer Kaitlyn Folmer: “Just confirmed via source close to case- defense attys got call- it is a verdict!”
1:57 p.m. ET — ABC News’ Bryan Lavietes reports that the Jury has rung their direct buzzer to the judge three times, which indicates they have reached a verdict.