5 Nov 2011

First day of deliberations over for Jackson jury

2:12 pm on 5 November 2011

The jury has ended its first day of deliberation in the trial of the man accused over Michael Jackson's death.

The panel will resume considering the involuntary manslaughter charge against Dr Conrad Murray on Monday.

Dr Murray, 58, has pleaded not guilty.

Jackson 50, died on 25 June 2009.

If convicted, Dr Murray, 58, could face four years in prison and lose his licence to practise medicine.

He denies giving Jackson an overdose of propofol, a powerful sedative, to help him sleep.

The trial began six weeks ago. The jury of seven men and five women heard from 49 witnesses and saw more than 300 pieces of evidence.

Dr Murray chose not to testify in his own defence.