The single word, "Guilty," brought a muffled shriek in the gallery of the packed courtroom and tears from Michael Jackson's family, but no reaction from the doctor convicted of supplying the King of Pop with the drug he craved for sleep.
The defense of Dr. Conrad Murray who is charged in Michael Jackson's death, will shift from personality to the science attorneys hope will prevent the physician from being convicted. While prosecutors have portrayed Murray as a reckless physician, jurors yesterday heard character witnesses describe the doctor as the best they had ever seen highlighting his skills at repairing their hearts with stents and other procedures.
Prosecutors concluded their case Monday against the doctor charged with Michael Jackson's death after questioning 33 witnesses, including an expert who said the physician committed numerous violations of medical practices that could have led to the singer's serious injury or death.
The trial of Michael Jackson's personal physician will enter a new phase this week, with the doctor's attorneys trying to counter three weeks of damaging testimony and attempting to show that the singer somehow caused his own death.