Guilty: Jackson's doctor convicted of manslaughter

Dr Conrad Murray sat stone-faced during the verdict and was handcuffed and taken into custody without bail until sentencing on 29 November. He appeared calm as officials led him out of the courtroom.

It was unclear whether the jury determined that Dr Murray had administered the fatal dose of propofol while deciding he was responsible for the death of Jackson.

Prosecutors had said Dr Murray violated at least 17 separate standards of care, a number of which could have resulted in death.

The jury deliberated for less than nine hours. The Houston cardiologist, 58, faces a sentence of up to four years in prison. He could also lose his medical license.

District Attorney Steve Cooley said it would be difficult to achieve an appropriate sentence for Dr Murray because of a new state prison alignment law that allows early release for people convicted of non-violent felonies.

Jackson died on 25 June 2009 with the court hearing