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UPDATE: Jackson doctor convicted in star's 2009 drug death

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A judge says the doctor convicted of involuntary manslaughter in connection with Michael Jackson's death will be held without bail until he is sentenced later this month.

Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor says Murray will be taken into custody until he is sentenced on Nov. 29.

A seven-man, five-woman jury convicted Murray of being substantially responsible for Jackson's June 2009 death on Monday after less than nine hours of deliberations. He was handcuffed in the courtroom.

The Houston-based cardiologist faces a possible sentence of probation to four years behind bars. He will also lose his medical license.

 Murray was charged in February 2010 and has remained free on bail.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A jury has convicted Michael Jackson's doctor of involuntary manslaughter in the singer's 2009 drug death.

The jury reached its verdict Monday after deliberating less than nine hours. Prosecutors depicted Dr. Conrad Murray as a reckless physician who abandoned Jackson while he was under the effects of the powerful anesthetic propofol.

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.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A jury has reached a verdict in the involuntary manslaughter case against Michael Jackson's doctor. Court officials say it will be read about 1 p.m. PST.

The verdict came Monday in the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray.

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.

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