Joe and Jermaine Jackson react to today's (November 7) involuntary manslaughter conviction
Speaking to Access Hollywood outside the Los Angeles court room, Joe and Jermaine Jackson said that “justice was served” after a jury of seven men and five women delivered their unanimous verdict.
Murray, who denied giving the self-styled King Of Pop a fatal overdose of the powerful sedative propofol, has been remanded in custody and will be sentenced on November 29.
The 58-year-old physician is expected to face up to four years in prison and lose his license to practise medicine.
Michael Jackson‘s sister LaToya shrieked in the courtroom as the verdict was read out, while outside fans were heard cheering and chanting “guilty, guilty.”
In their closing argument last Thursday (November 3), the prosecution said Dr Murray had caused the star’s death through negligence, depriving Jackson’s children of their father and the world of a “genius”.
The defence argued that Jackson was a drug addict who caused his own death by giving himself an extra dose of propofol while the cardiologist was out of the room at the star’s rented mansion in Los Angeles.
It was announced last week that Murray would not not be testifying in the court case.