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Jury deliberations continue in Conrad Murray trial

*Update – The jury did not reach a verdict Friday. They will continue deliberations Monday morning.

Jury deliberations began Friday in the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 death of pop icon Michael Jackson.

The seven men and five women heard from 49 witnesses over 23 days, including Murray's girlfriends and patients, Jackson's former employees, investigators, and medical experts for each side.

Prosecutors argue that Murray's use of propofol in Jackson's home to treat his insomnia was so reckless it was criminally negligent.

The defense contends Jackson self-administered the fatal overdose of drugs in a desperate search for sleep without Murray's knowing.

Murray, if convicted, faces up to four years in prison and the loss of his medical license.

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