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Doctor convicted for role in Jackson’s death

Used potent anesthetic to treat singer

Fans of Michael Jackson reacted in Los Angeles after Dr. Conrad Murray was found guilty in the pop star’s 2009 drug overdose. Fans of Michael Jackson reacted in Los Angeles after Dr. Conrad Murray was found guilty in the pop star’s 2009 drug overdose. (Lucy Nicholson /REUTERS)
By Linda Deutsch
Associated Press / November 8, 2011

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Michael Jackson’s doctor was convicted Monday of involuntary manslaughter in the pop star’s death for supplying an insomnia-plagued Jackson with a powerful operating-room anesthetic to help him sleep as he rehearsed for his big comeback. The verdict against Dr. Conrad Murray, 58, could send him to prison for up to four years and cost him his license to practice medicine.

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