A jury has found Dr. Conrad Murray, the doctor of the King of Pop Michael Jackson, guilty of involuntary manslaughter. The jury deliberated for eight hours and fifteen minutes before reaching a verdict of guilty. Murray faces a sentence that ranges from probation to four years behind bars, and he will lose his medical license. The sentence will be decided by Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor; the judge will receive input from attorneys for both sides and probation officials, if necessary.
A recent change in California law means that Murray, 58, might serve any incarceration in a county jail rather than a state prison.
Michale Jackson died June 25th 2009 from an overdose of the drug Propofol while laying in bed that was administered by Dr. Murray. News of Jackson's death spread quickly online, causing websites to slow down and crash from user overload. Both TMZ and the Los Angeles Times suffered outages. Google initially believed that the input from millions of people searching for "Michael Jackson" meant that the search engine was under DDoS attack, and blocked searches related to Michael Jackson for 30 minutes. Twitter reported a crash, as did Wikipedia at 3:15 p.m. PDT (22:15 UTC). The Wikimedia Foundation reported nearly a million visitors to Jackson's biography within one hour, probably the most visitors in a one-hour period to any article in Wikipedia's history. AOL Instant Messenger collapsed for 40 minutes. AOL called it a "seminal moment in Internet history", adding, "We've never seen anything like it in terms of scope or depth.
I am seriously happy that this decision was reached. Personally, it was a sad exeperience for me when MJ passed as his music had a big influence on my life. I was also one of the few selected to attend his memorial service. Unfortunately, I didn't get to go because reasons beyond my control. So I gave my tickets to a true Michale Jackson fan, that wouldn't sell them for profit and honor his memory.