The Death of Michael Jackson and The Trial of "Doctor" Conrad Murray
On Monday, November 7, 2011, Doctor Conrad Richard Murray was found Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter of Michael Jackson in 2009. We do not know how long Murray will get, but the sentencing, on November 29 ( a few days after Thanksgiving, I wonder what he'll be thankful for...) will determine how many years behind bars Murray will get; involuntary manslaughter is UP TO 4 years. Here is what FoxNews.com had to say about the trial (they were there and I was in A.P English when this all went down!)
The decision was reached after less than nine hours of deliberation. The prosecution asked for Murray to be remanded into custody immediately. “He is now a convicted felon,” prosecutor David Walgren said.
Before Michael Jackson's Death and what came up in the Trial-
Jackson died on June 25, 2009. The complete story of his death finally emerged during the six-week trial. It was the tale of a tormented genius on the brink of what might have been his greatest triumph with one impediment standing in his way -- extreme insomnia.
Testimony came from medical experts, household employees and Murray's former girlfriends, among others.
The most shocking moments, however, came when prosecutors displayed a large picture of Jackson's gaunt, lifeless body on a hospital gurney and played the sound of his drugged, slurred voice, as recorded by Murray just weeks before the singer's death.
Jackson talked about plans for a fantastic children's hospital and his hope of cementing a legacy larger than that of Elvis Presley or The Beatles.
"We have to be phenomenal," he said about his "This Is It" concerts in London. "When people leave this show, when people leave my show, I want them to say, `I've never seen nothing like this in my life. Go. Go. I've never seen nothing like this. Go. It's amazing. He's the greatest entertainer in the world."'
It is very sad that two and a half years ago, the world lost an amazing entertainer and a great man. It's sad that he had to leave the world how he did, but sometimes a great career gets ended by a great scandal.
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