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    What Will Conrad Murray's Fate Be? Outcomes of Five Other Famous Drug-Death Cases

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    Guilty? Not guilty?

    Jurors in the involuntary-manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson doctor Conrad Murray will weigh in soon. 

    Here were the ultimate verdicts in five other high-profile drug-related death probes:

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    1. Jail Time—John Belushi Case: Cathy Evelyn Smith, a sometime-back-up singer who was alleged to have repeatedly shot up the Saturday Night LIve and Blues Brothers star in the hours before he overdosed in 1982,  pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter, and was sentenced to three years in prison. She was paroled in 1988.

    2. Charges Dismissed—Anna Nicole Smith Case: After a long investigation, and seemingly longer trial, which saw the late reality star's confidant Howard K. Stern and one of her doctors, Khristine Erosevich, found guilty of conspiring to supply prescription drugs to Smith, who overdosed in 2006, a judge threw out all the charges facing Stern, and all but one misdemeanor count against Erosevich.

    3. Not Guilty—Elvis Presley Case:  A year after medical authorties in Tennessee dinged Dr. George Nichopoulos of overprescribing pills to the late rock icon, and suspended his license, jurors cleared "Dr. Nick" of criminal charges, and praised him for trying to helping Presley.

    4. Not Guilty—Len Bias Case: In 1987, Brian Tribble was cleared of drug charges related to the sensational dorm-room, cocaine-induced death of the college basketball star and top NBA draft pick. 

    5. Probation—David Kennedy Case: Two bellhops accused of supplying drugs to the son of Robert F. Kennedy, who overdosed in a Florida hotel in 1984, pleaded no contest to conspiracy charges, and were each fined $200, and sentenced to 18-months probation.

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