A jury says Dr. Conrad Murray is guilty of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson's death.
Jurors deliberated for over ten hours to reach the unanimous decision.
The jury was made up of seven men and five women. Two of the men identified themselves as fans of Jackson in their jury questionnaires.
California law says jurors can only reach a guilty verdict if they all agree that the prosecution proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt. Their guilty verdict means they all believe the doctor committed a crime that posed a high risk of death or great bodily injury, and that the crime caused Michael Jackson's death.
The maximum sentence for involuntary manslaughter is four years in prison. However, because of prison overcrowding and budgetary concerns a new California law allows for a possibility that Dr. Murray could serve his sentence on house arrest.
Dr. Murray's legal troubles are far from over. Jackson's father Joe Jackson is pursuing a wrongful death suit against Dr. Murray. Dr. Murray will also have to fight to keep his medical licenses in California, Nevada and Texas.