MJ Doctor Jurors are Deliberating His Fate

By: From the AP
By: From the AP
Jurors in Los Angeles have begun deliberations in the involuntary manslaughter case against Michael Jackson

Dr. Conrad Murray, right, the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death faces a procedural hearing Monday, Apr. 5, 2010, at the Los Angeles Superior Court downtown Los Angeles. At left is and his attorney John Michael Flanagan. (AP Photo/David McNew, Pool)

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jurors in Los Angeles have begun deliberations in the involuntary manslaughter case against Michael Jackson's personal physician.

The seven-man, five-woman panel began discussing the case Friday morning.

The jury received it Thursday after spirited closing arguments by prosecutors and defense attorneys.

Prosecutor David Walgren urged the group to convict Dr. Conrad Murray, arguing the Houston-based cardiologist was reckless with Jackson's life and left his children without a father. Defense attorney Ed Chernoff argued prosecutors hadn't proved their case and were trying to convict Murray for the actions of Jackson.

Murray faces a possible sentence ranging from probation to four years behind bars and the loss of his medical license if convicted.


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