Conrad Murray was convicted of manslaughter in the Michael Jackson trial.
The seven men and five women on the jury reached a verdict after 10 hours of deliberations.
In the six-week trial, the defense claimed that Jackson had injected the fatal dose of propofol himself.
The prosecution tried to convince the jury that such a scenario was unlikely and that Murray recklessly administered the powerful anesthetic.
Dr. Murray, a cardiologist, 58, didn’t testify on the trial, but admitted to police that he had given propofol and other sedatives to Michael Jackson on the morning of his death.
Murray was accused of having administered a lethal dose of sedatives to Jackson and waiting several minutes before calling the emergency services when the singer stopped breathing.
The jurors heard 49 witnesses over 23 days, including Murray ‘s girlfriends and patients, Jackson’s former employees, investigators and medical experts for each side.
Jackson ‘s sister LaToya Jackson was heard exclaiming “Yes!” in the audience section of the courtroom while other family members and fans shouted in joy.
Murray faces a maximum sentence of four years in prison.