A jury convicted Dr. Conrad Murray on Monday of involuntary manslaughter in the death of pop star Michael Jackson.
The jury of seven men and five women deliberated for less than nine hours after a six-week trial during which Murray did not personally take the witness stand in his own defense. Murray -- who showed no emotion as the verdict was read -- faces up to four years in prison and the loss of his medical license.
The judge ordered Murray to immediately be taken into custody and be held without bail until his sentencing hearing on November 29.
Fans of the King of Pop gathered outside the courthouse as they anxiously awaited the outcome and members of the Jackson family were on hand as the verdict was delivered.
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 58-year-old cardiologist argued that Jackson was addicted to the drug and self-administered the fatal dose when Murray left his bedroom.
Murray agreed to go to work as Jackson's personal physician as the music icon prepared for a series of comeback concerts in 2009.