Juror: Jackson should still be alive

Nov. 9, 2011 at 10:11 PM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A member of the Los Angeles jury that convicted Conrad Murray says she has no doubt Michael Jackson would still be alive if it weren't for his doctor's actions.

Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter Monday in the pop star's 2009 death. The singer's personal physician faces a possible four years in prison when he is sentenced Nov. 29.

Murray was convicted of causing Jackson's death by giving him anesthesia and sedatives to help him sleep at home, then leaving the room and failing to come to his aid when he was in distress.

The cardiologist also has been criticized for not having emergency equipment on hand or keeping records of his treatment of the recording artist.

"Conrad Murray did it," juror Debbie Franklin told ABC News Wednesday. "Conrad Murray agreed to be the one to go into the bedroom and do this. [Jackson] was looking for somebody to say 'yes,' and Conrad Murray said 'yes.'"

Franklin said she "absolutely" believed Jackson would still be alive if Murray had not treated him.

She added there were several factors which convinced the jury Murray was guilty of causing Jackson's death.

"The three biggest things for us were the 911 call, not calling 911. That was a big issue, and not having the medical equipment in the room to put somebody under sedation and leaving the room," she told ABC News.

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