By Art Harris, The Bald Truth, (c) www.artharris.com, all rights reserved
Jurors in the manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor Monday found Dr. Conrad Murray guilty of killing his pop superstar patient with an overdose of drugs designed to help him sleep, including the powerful hospital anesthetic, propofol.
As the clerk read the verdict in a wavering voice, someone in the Jackson family entourage let out an audible squeel, but was not admonished.
Murray, glum if elegant in a gray suit, was denied bail.
Judge Michael Pastor explained Murray was now a risk to public safety, convicted of a homicide, and should not be free as he has been in weeks and months during the trial. He said the penal code justified keeping him in custody until sentencing, set for Dec. 29 in Los Angeles. Read the rest of this entry »