Conrad Murray, 58, a once—respected cardiologist who was loved by his patients, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and now faces up to four years in prison.
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He stared blankly as the verdict was read.
“This is a crime where the end result was the death of a human being and the public should be protected,” said LA Superior Court judge Michael Pastor.
Even before the judge had finished speaking, court sheriffs leaned over Murray’s chair and handcuffed him.
Murray will be sentenced on November 29.
The entire Jackson family was inside the court and La Toya Jackson was heard cheering as the verdict was read. Outside court, fans chanted “Justice for Michael”. They refused to acknowledge that their hero had been a drug addict for many years.