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Michael Jackson trial: Family react to Conrad Murray guilty verdict

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Dr Conrad Murray in court as the verdict is delivered by the jury

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Michael Jackson's family have opened up about the conclusion of Dr Conrad Murray's trial over the death of the singer.

Murray has been found guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of Jackson, who died in 2009.

Jackson's family were satisfied with the verdict, agreeing that justice was done, The AP reports.

"Michael was looking over us," Jackson's sister La Toya Jackson said as she exited the courtroom, adding: "Absolutely justice was served."

She later paid tribute to the trial judge on Twitter, describing him as "incredible".

Meanwhile, the singer's mother Katherine Jackson insisted that she was certain this would be the outcome of the trial, saying: "I feel better now," while father Joe Jackson added: "Justice was done."

Jermaine Jackson said outside court: "Justice was served, but it wasn't enough time. Michael is with us," and older sister Rebbe Jackson said: "I am just happy it's all over. Nothing will bring Michael back but I am just happy that he was found guilty."

An official statement from the Jackson family released after the verdict read: "The Estate of Michael Jackson and of Michael himself has always believed the jury system works and despite the tragedy that brought about this trial we are in agreement with the jury's verdict.

"In this case justice has been served. Michael is missed on a daily basis but his genius and his music will be with us forever."

The trial has taken place over the past six weeks, with the jury reaching a verdict on Monday (November 7).

Watch the guilty verdict being read out in court below:

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