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Conrad Murray Found Guilty Of Michael Jackson Manslaughter, Set To Launch Appeal

Following six week trial...

By David Renshaw on Tuesday 8th November 2011

Dr Conrad Murray was found guilty of the manslaughter of Michael Jackson yesterday and immediately began planning to appeal against the decision.

Murray was judged to have administered a deadly amount of the drug Propofol to Jackson shortly before his death by a jury in Los Angeles. He is set to be sentenced on November 29th. It is believed that prosecution witnesses claims that Murray told Jackson to hide drug vials was the damning evidence.

A statement issued by Jackson's family shortly after the verdict was announced read: "The Estate of Michael Jackson and Michael himself has always believed the jury system works, and despite the tragedy that brought about this trial we are in agreement with the jury's verdict.

"In this case justice has been served. Michael is missed on a daily basis, but his genius and his music will be with us forever."

However, Murray's lawyer said that the defence would certainly appeal and claimed that his client is on suicide watch in custody.

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