Michael Jackson’s personal physician Dr Conrad Murray was convicted of the involuntary manslaughter of the star.
Murray gave the King of Pop a fatal overdose of the dangerous anaesthetic propofol, jurors ruled.
Following a six-week trial, a jury of seven men and five women took eight-and-a-half hours to reach a unanimous verdict.
Los Angeles Superior Court heard that Murray gave the powerful sedative to the singer to help him overcome his chronic insomnia, but prosecutors said the use of the drug as a sleeping aid violated standards of care.
The court was told the “inept” 58-year-old doctor caused the star’s death through negligence, depriving Jackson’s children of their father.
Murray was remanded into custody and will be sentenced on November 29.