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November 8th, 2011
03:33 PM ET

After guilty verdict, what's next for Conrad Murray? Paul Callan weighs in

After about nine hours of jury deliberation, Dr. Conrad Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter yesterday for the death of Michael Jackson. Murray will now begin his life as an inmate in the section of the Los Angeles County jail where high profile prisoners are kept.

Murray's defense team has vowed to appeal his involuntary manslaughter conviction, but first they must prepare for Murray's sentencing and attempt to limit the amount of time that their client spends in jail.

Today on American Morning, Paul Callan, CNN legal contributor, weighs in on how long Murray may spend behind bars and explains whether or not he will ever be able to practice medicine in the United States again.

Filed under: Dr. Conrad Murray • Michael Jackson
November 3rd, 2011
01:11 PM ET

Closing arguments in Michael Jackson death trial begin today – did the prosecution prove its case?

After six weeks of dramatic testimony, the involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray is coming to an end. Jurors will hear closing arguments from the prosecution and defense Thursday. Deliberations on Dr. Conrad Murray's fate expected to begin late Thursday or Friday.

Carol Costello sits down with CNN legal contributor Paul Callan to discuss the key question: did the prosecution prove its case?

Filed under: Crime • Michael Jackson
October 25th, 2011
10:50 AM ET

Conrad Murray's defense team calls first witnesses – CNN contributor Paul Callan on what to expect

The defense in the Conrad Murray trial called their first two witnesses to the stand yesterday, Dr. Alan Metzger and Cherilyn Lee, a nurse, after the prosecution rested their case.

Both witnesses were called to testify that Michael Jackson had asked them for intravenous sleep medicine. The defense is trying to paint Jackson as a desperate addict and to build the case that he was shopping around for a doctor who would administer propofol.

Today on American Morning, Paul Callan, CNN legal contributor, discusses the strength of the prosecution's case and weighs in on what can be expected from the defense in the coming days.

Filed under: Michael Jackson
September 30th, 2011
05:11 PM ET

Legal Update: Was Conrad Murray attempting a cover up?

Day three of testimony in the manslaughter trial of former Michael Jackson doctor Conrad Murray.

Most of the testimony in the Conrad Murray trial on Thursday was by security guard Alberto Alvarez, an eyewitness to Murray's frantic attempts to revive the singer in his bedroom. Alvarez recounts Murray tell him to wrap up the drug vials around Jackson's death bed before a call we even made to 9-1-1. 

Legal analyst Paul Callan gives American Morning wraps up the week in the court room.

Filed under: Justice • Michael Jackson
September 27th, 2011
10:03 AM ET

Dr. Gupta explains how the drug that killed Michael Jackson works

Jurors will hear opening statements and the first witnesses today in the trial of Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray.

Murray is charged with involuntary manslaughter in Jackson's death, which was caused by a fatal overdose on the drug propofol.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes American Morning inside of the operating room to demonstrate how propofol works and to explain how the drug is used.

Filed under: Health • Michael Jackson