A guilty verdict was reached in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, the late Michael Jackson’s doctor accused of killing the international pop star.
On the second day of deliberations, the seven men and five women in the jury made their decision concerning the fate of Murray. The doctor was found guilty for administering a deadly dose of propofol, the surgical anesthetic that ended Jackson’s life in 2009.
The trial lasted for 23 days, in which 49 witnesses made statements. One night before the verdict was announced, Murray attended a church service in Los Angeles.
TMZ reported Murray attended a service at the West Angeles Church of God in Christ in Crenshaw with the mother of his child. He also spoke to a photographer from the publication saying, “God is good.”
Last month, Murray attempted to use divine intervention concerning his trial, saying that he would pray for the prosecutor in the trial.
"I would like to pray for the prosecutor, his associates, and his expert witness," said Murray.
However, the prosecution insisted Murray was criminally negligent in administering a deadly dose of propofol, and asked the jury to take action after Jackson’s children were left without a father.
"Conrad Murray left Prince, Paris and Blanket without a father," said Prosecutor David Walgren. "For them, this case doesn't end today, or tomorrow. For Michael's children, this case will go on forever, because they do not have a father. They do not have a father because of the actions of Conrad Murray."
Jackson’s sister, Latoya, has been an avid Twitter tweeter during the trial. She was sure her brother’s spirit influenced the jury’s decision.
"Michael's spirit will be with us in the court room and he will make sure the right verdict is made," Jackson tweeted on Monday just before the verdict was announced.