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Jackson Juror: There Was Yelling And Cajoling During Deliberations

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - There were contentious moments, including yelling and cajoling, during two days of deliberations before reaching the guilty verdict in the trial of Michael Jackson's doctor, a juror said an interview broadcast on Wednesday.

Dr. Conrad Murray was convicted Monday of involuntary manslaughter for supplying Jackson with the drug he craved for sleep. The 50-year-old entertainer died on June 25, 2009.

Debbie Franklin, 48, was Juror No. 5, in charge of ringing the buzzer to tell the judge a verdict was reached. She told ABC-TV's "Good Morning America" in the first juror interview so far that most of the jurors had decided on guilt on Friday, the first day of deliberations.

But, she said in the interview videotaped earlier, "not everyone was convinced that Dr. Murray was solely responsible for Michael Jackson's death."

"Toward the end of the day, we finally took a vote," Franklin said. "It was not unanimous and we talked a little more about it."

The panel decided to think it over during a weekend break.

"It was stressful," said the mother of two, who is a paralegal. She said there was "yelling and we had to keep saying, `Nobody talk while this person is talking. Raise your hand if you have something to say."

The majority managed on Monday to convince all jurors that Murray was negligent and his mistakes led to Jackson death, Franklin said.

"He had addictions. He asked other doctors to do it (give him the operating room anesthetic propofol). They said no. He was looking for somebody to say yes. And Conrad Murray said yes," she said.

After the verdict was read, the 58-year-old Murray was handcuffed and taken to jail until sentencing Nov. 29. He's facing up to four years in prison and the loss of his medical license.

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