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Dr. Conrad Murray found guilty

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dr. Conrad Murray has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson.

The jury reached its verdict Monday after deliberating for less than nine hours.

Prosecutors depicted Murray as a reckless physician who abandoned Jackson while he was under the effects of the powerful anesthetic propofol on June 25, 2009.

Attorneys for the Houston-based cardiologist countered that Jackson was addicted to the drug and self-administered the fatal dose when Murray left his bedroom.

Murray agreed to become Jackson's personal physician as the singer prepared for a series of comeback concerts in 2009.

Murray did not testify during the trial but previously acknowledged to police that he gave Jackson propofol and other sedatives on the morning the singer died.

Copyright 2011 KPHO. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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