Michael Jackson: Doctor Convicted Of Killing Pop Star Released After Spending 2 Of 4 Years Sentence

Michael Jackson: Doctor Convicted Of Killing Pop Star Released After Spending 2 Of 4 Years Sentence


By Lanre Oguntoyinbo

Conrad Murray



The doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson has been released from jail after serving nearly two years of a four-year sentence.

Michael Jackson’s doctor Conrad Murray walked free from jail after serving two years for
involuntary manslaughter.

The physician was released from prison in Los Angeles in the early hours of Monday morning,
according to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department.

He has been incarcerated since 2011 after being found guilty of administering the fatal dose of
anaesthetic, which claimed the King of Pop’s life in June 2009.

Conrad Murray left the Los Angeles County jail under sheriff’s escort, avoiding reporters and
Michael Jackson fans waiting for his release early Monday. He was later driven away in a sheriff’s car for the “safety and security” of the jail, sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said.

The handful of Jackson fans gathered outside the jail accused the Los Angeles County sheriff of showing favoritism to Murray by slipping him out of the jail through a back exit, instead of the door where freed prisoners normally leave.

Murray, who the sheriff’s spokesman described as an exemplary inmate, was kept away from the general inmate population during his two years in the jail. He was also allowed to have liberal use of a telephone inside his cell during his last year.

Murray’s lawyer told reporters outside the jail that he would try to get his medical licenses reinstated in California, Texas and Nevada so he can resume the medical career interrupted by his conviction on the involuntary manslaughter in 2011.

His release comes days after his lawyer filed court documents in Texas in a bid to prevent state officials from revoking his medical licence.

A jury concluded after a two-month trial that Murray’s negligence led to Jackson’s death from
an overdose of the surgical anesthetic propofol.

The cardiologist, who was hired to serve as the pop icon’s personal doctor for his comeback tour in 2009, told investigators he gave Jackson nightly infusions of propofol to treat his intractable insomnia for two months so he could rest for rehearsals.

Prosecutors argued that his negligence included leaving Jackson unmonitored and unattended while the powerful anesthetic was being pumped into his vein through an IV drip.

Murray’s lawyers unsuccessfully argued that Jackson self-administered the drug while Murray was out of his bedroom.

He remained unremorseful during his two years in jail.  
He said his intentions were to wean Jackson from propofol. He said he succeeded in eliminating propofol from his insomnia treatment three days before Jackson’s death.

Jackson family members and fans have complained that Murray should have been prosecuted for second-degree murder — not manslaughter.

Murray’s prospects are uncertain: At age 60 his license to practice medicine has been suspended or revoked in three states and his face and name are well known due to his association with Jackson and his highly publicized involuntary manslaughter. 


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By Lanre Oguntoyinbo

Conrad Murray



The doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson has been released from jail after serving nearly two years of a four-year sentence.

Michael Jackson’s doctor Conrad Murray walked free from jail after serving two years for
involuntary manslaughter.

The physician was released from prison in Los Angeles in the early hours of Monday morning,
according to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department.

He has been incarcerated since 2011 after being found guilty of administering the fatal dose of
anaesthetic, which claimed the King of Pop’s life in June 2009.

Conrad Murray left the Los Angeles County jail under sheriff’s escort, avoiding reporters and
Michael Jackson fans waiting for his release early Monday. He was later driven away in a sheriff’s car for the “safety and security” of the jail, sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said.

The handful of Jackson fans gathered outside the jail accused the Los Angeles County sheriff of showing favoritism to Murray by slipping him out of the jail through a back exit, instead of the door where freed prisoners normally leave.

Murray, who the sheriff’s spokesman described as an exemplary inmate, was kept away from the general inmate population during his two years in the jail. He was also allowed to have liberal use of a telephone inside his cell during his last year.

Murray’s lawyer told reporters outside the jail that he would try to get his medical licenses reinstated in California, Texas and Nevada so he can resume the medical career interrupted by his conviction on the involuntary manslaughter in 2011.

His release comes days after his lawyer filed court documents in Texas in a bid to prevent state officials from revoking his medical licence.

A jury concluded after a two-month trial that Murray’s negligence led to Jackson’s death from
an overdose of the surgical anesthetic propofol.

The cardiologist, who was hired to serve as the pop icon’s personal doctor for his comeback tour in 2009, told investigators he gave Jackson nightly infusions of propofol to treat his intractable insomnia for two months so he could rest for rehearsals.

Prosecutors argued that his negligence included leaving Jackson unmonitored and unattended while the powerful anesthetic was being pumped into his vein through an IV drip.

Murray’s lawyers unsuccessfully argued that Jackson self-administered the drug while Murray was out of his bedroom.

He remained unremorseful during his two years in jail.  
He said his intentions were to wean Jackson from propofol. He said he succeeded in eliminating propofol from his insomnia treatment three days before Jackson’s death.

Jackson family members and fans have complained that Murray should have been prosecuted for second-degree murder — not manslaughter.

Murray’s prospects are uncertain: At age 60 his license to practice medicine has been suspended or revoked in three states and his face and name are well known due to his association with Jackson and his highly publicized involuntary manslaughter. 


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