Michael Jackson’s Former Doctor Conrad Murray Released From Jail

Source: Gillian Mohney / ABC News

Conrad Murray was released from the Los Angeles Men’s Central Jail early this morning, two years after he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of pop star Michael Jackson.

Murray, 60, left from the back door of the jail in a police cruiser shortly after midnight local time. Murray’s lawyer said he was not being released for good behavior but for credit for time served. Murray was given an additional day of credit for every day he served.

In 2011, Murray was sentenced to four years in imprisonment for involuntary manslaughter after he treated Michael Jackson with the powerful surgical anesthetic drug propofol.

Even before his release, Murray was already looking to get back into medicine. Lawyers for the former doctor have filed petitions in Texas to have his medical license reinstated.

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