08 November 2011

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Michael Jackson Personal Dr. Conrad Murray found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the singer's death

Michael Jackson Personal Dr. Conrad Murray found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the singer's death

MJ died on June 25, 2009.
Jackson was found not breathing in his own bed in his rented mansion after being dosed intravenously with propofol, a drug normally administered in hospitals during surgery.

Michael Jackson's personal doctor Conrad Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the singer's death following a six-week trial.

Los Angeles jury reached a unanimous verdict and Doctor Conrad Murray
led away in handcuffs.

He was handcuffed and taken into custody without bail until sentencing on November 29.
The doctor faces up to four years in prison.
He could also lose his medical license.

Judge Michael Pastor denied a request by Murray's lawyers to allow him to remain free while awaiting sentencing on Nov. 29. Instead the judge said, "Public safety demands that he be remanded" to jail.

The prosecution said that Murray was responsible for a lethal overdose of the anesthetic propofol.

Murray was accused of causing the singer's death by administering the powerful anesthetic propofol and not properly supervising his patients or taking proper steps after Jackson stopped breathing.

Murray has contended that Jackson gave himself the fatal dose while the doctor was out of the room.

Meaning of involuntary manslaughter –

The act of unlawfully killing another human being unintentionally.

The absence of the element of intent is the key distinguishing factor between voluntary and involuntary manslaughter.

involuntary manslaughter results from an improper use of reasonable care or skill while performing a legal act

There are two types of involuntary manslaughter statutes:

criminally negligent manslaughter and unlawful act manslaughter. Criminally negligent manslaughter occurs when death results from a high degree of negligence or recklessness. Modern criminal codes generally require a consciousness of risk and under some codes the absence of this element makes the offense a less serious Homicide.

An omission to act or a failure to perform a duty constitutes criminally negligent manslaughter.
The existence of the duty is essential. Since the law does not recognize that an ordinary person has a duty to aid or rescue another in distress, a death resulting from an ordinary person's failure to act is not manslaughter.

On the other hand, an omission by someone who has a duty, such as a failure to attempt to save a drowning person by a lifeguard, might constitute involuntary manslaughter.

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Urmi November 08, 2011  

Let Michael Jackson's soul rest in peace. After a long trial for past 2 years Dr.Murray got 4 years imprisonment.

kalaiselvisblog November 08, 2011  

I always admired Michael Jackson... dis was an early death to him... may his soul rest in peace...

Renu November 08, 2011  

In India, there must be many cases like this, but no doctor gets convicted:(

Sandhya November 08, 2011  

I am a fan of MJ! He seemed to be the happiest person when he was a black boy! Felt sorry for him after he became a fair Jackson. Maybe the Doctor had helped him come out of the physical and mental tension. Poor Doctor!

Bikram November 08, 2011  

Good he deserves it .. he should have known..


Arti November 08, 2011  

What happened between them will always remain a mystery. MJ was a great artist, will be never forgotten.

sm,  November 09, 2011