After serving two years of a four-year sentence, Michael Jackson’s former doctor has been released from jail, authorities said.
Conrad Murray was released from Los Angeles County Jail at 12:01 a.m. Monday, said Steve Whitmore, spokesman for the county sheriff’s department.
Murray, 60, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in November 2011 for his role in Jackson’s death.
Jackson was found dead in 2009 at his rented mansion in Holmby Hills.
The coroner’s office later determined his death was caused by acute propofol intoxication.
Murray’s defense team insisted that Jackson gave himself the fatal dosage.
But the jury found that Murray acted with criminal negligence and contributed to Jackson’s death.
Murray was convicted and served his time at the Los Angeles County Jail.
Following his conviction, Texas revoked Murray’s medical license. California also suspended his license.
But the cardiologist apparently plans to practice medicine again.
On October 25, 2013, his lawyers filed a civil petition in Travis County, Texas, asking a civil court judge to stop the state medical board’s revocation of his medical license pending his appeal in California.