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Conrad Murray to Appeal Involuntary Manslaughter Conviction

Michael Jackson’s doctor Conrad Murray, who was on trial for involuntary manslaughter in the singer’s death, was convicted last week. His defense lawyers plan to appeal the verdict. The doctor was taken to the Los Angeles county jail after the verdict. An appeal is likely to come only after his sentencing on November 29.

Conrad Murray was on trial in Jackson’s death because he allegedly administered the powerful aesthetic to the singer. A Los Angeles coroner ruled that Jackson’s death had been caused by acute propofol intoxication. Murray’s lawyers insisted that Jackson had administered the sedative himself when the doctor was out of the room.

The jurors were asked to decide on a main question – was the sedative administered to Jackson using an intravenous drip, or did Jackson inject himself with the propofol using a syringe? His lawyers tried to show that Murray was just one in a team of physicians treating Jackson, and that Jackson injected himself using a syringe. However prosecutors successfully built a case painting Murray as a man who was paid $150,000 month to administer propofol infusions to the star.

Murray could be sentenced to four years in state prison, but his lawyers are likely to ask for probation and county jail time. California criminal defense lawyers believe that Murray could benefit from a new state law that is aimed at reducing county jail and state prison overcrowding in California.

Sentencing for the doctor will take place later this month. However, he is already finding his life falling apart. Murray has already had his medical license suspended. The Medical Board of California will soon consider whether to completely revoke his medical license altogether.

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