The prosecution and the defense have both presented and rested their cases, so now the fate of Dr. Conrad Murray will be decided by a jury. The decision on whether or not Murray is guilty of involuntary manslaughter regarding the late, great King of Pop Michael Jackson now rests in the jury's hands. Deliberations are underway today for a jury comprised of seven men and five women, reports Billboard.
The prosecution and defense have rested in the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, who is being accused of involuntary manslaughter for administering propofol to Michael Jackson. Murray's practices were called into question by medical experts during the course of the trial, chastising him for injecting the singer with the surgical anesthetic so he could sleep. Propofol is incredibly dangerous -- and obviously deadly -- when used outside of closely monitored hospital settings. It's a juicy story, and one that many newshounds want to know more about.
The prosecution has rested its case against Dr. Conrad Murray, who is on trial for involuntary manslaughter of his patient, Michael Jackson. Now, the defense has kicked off its portion of the trial, calling several medical personnel to the stand. We're not lawyers or even law students ourselves, but the approach appears to have backfired, as Murray's decision to give his patient propofol is viewed as a massive, egregious abuse of his medical license at every turn.
For the second year in a row, Michael Jackson, who died on June 25, 2009, has been named the 'Top-Earning Dead Celebrity' by Forbes. According to the list, Jackson's estate raked in more than $170 million thanks to music sales, the King of Pop's "stake in the Sony/ATV catalog," and other contributing factors like Cirque Du Soleil's show 'Immortal,' which is based off of Jackson's life and career.
During yesterday's testimony, prosecution witness Dr. Steven Shafer, an expert on the powerful drug propofol, called the behavior of Michael Jackson's doctor "completely and utterly inexcusable." Those are not exactly words you want to hear associated with a doctor and how he treats patients.
The Michael Jackson trial resumed today, with Dr. Steven Shafer, an authority on the drug propofol which ultimately killed the singer, testifying about the usage and effects of the powerful anaesthetic. Reuters reports that the doctor wanted to dispel the pervasive myths surrounding the drug, which have arisen as a result of its unfortunate association with Jackson's death.