Dr. Conrad Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter today in the trial for the 2009 death of Michael Jackson. Murray was remanded to custody without bail and will spend the night in an L.A. County jail. So it seems like you have to actually kill someone to spend more than a couple of hours there. He will be sentenced on Nov. 29 and could face up to four years in prison and lose his medical license.
There were cheers and tears inside and outside of the courthouse. As the verdict was being read, Michael‘s sister La Toya could be heard letting out a sound of relief. While being swarmed by cameras and reporters she said, “Guess what? He was in the courtroom, and that’s why victory was served.” She and brother Jermaine both thanked fans and supporters on Twitter. All of them seemed to express that things “weren’t over” and perhaps they were going to drag this all out much longer than it needs to be. [Read: Civil lawsuit.]
While pundits and those covering the trial agree that justice was served, the celebrating didn’t feel quite right.
I just get so choked up watching and listening to John Mayer’s tribute…I really wanted to share it again. The way John simply played his guitar like it was weeping and by not singing and taking the spotlight for himself was so touching and respectful.
Hopefully now with all of this over, Michael can finally rest peacefully.