One of the 12 jurors who convicted Conrad Murray of involuntary manslaughter Monday said she believes Michael Jackson would be alive today had it not been for the doctor.
“Conrad Murray did it,” 48-year-old Debbie Franklin said on “Good Morning America.”
“Conrad Murray agreed to be the one to go into the bedroom and do this. [Jackson] was looking for somebody to say yes, and Conrad Murray said yes.”
Franklin told ABC’s Jim Avila the jury had three major issues with Murray’s actions on June 25, 2009: “not calling 911,” “not having the medical equipment in the room to put somebody under sedation and leaving the room.”
The jury of seven men and five women convicted Murray of involuntary manslaughter Monday after nine hours of deliberations. Murray will be sentenced to up to four years in prison on Nov. 29. He might also lose his medical license.
Franklin, a mother of two, said the deliberation process was “stressful” and that a vote taken on Friday was not unanimous.
“We absolutely agree that he did not mean to do this,” Franklin told ABC. “We don’t think he even had a motive to do this. We think it was something that he was doing that was careless that got out of hand.”
Watch the interview below.