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Doctor convicted in Michael Jackson death loses appeal

Published on Jan 16, 2014 9:14 AM
 
A California appellate court has refused to overturn the conviction of Michael Jackson's personal physician, Conrad Murray, who was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of the pop star. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - A California appellate court has refused to overturn the conviction of Michael Jackson's personal physician, Conrad Murray, who was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of the pop star.

The three-judge panel of California 2nd District Court of Appeal on Wednesday unanimously upheld Murray's 2011 conviction, ruling that there was sufficient evidence and there were no errors during his trial.

Grenada-born Murray, 60, was released from a Los Angeles jail in October after serving two years.

Murray's six-week trial in 2011 grabbed global attention after Jackson, preparing for a series of comeback concerts in London, died unexpectedly in 2009 at age 50 from an overdose of the surgical anesthetic, propofol.

 
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