Michael Jackson Physician Conrad Murray Released From Jail
After serving two years of a four-year sentence for his role in the death of Michael Jackson, Dr. Conrad Murray is now a free man. Murray was released from Los Angels County jail with a sheriff's escort on Monday (Oct. 28).
The not-so-good doc avoided fans that had congregated outside and received an escort in order to ensure the safety and security of the facility, a spokesman told CNN. So the man who was found guilty of causing Jackson's death was not receiving any preferential treatment by being allowed to exit the building in a different manner than most, as fans had assumed.
According to the spokesman, Murray was an exemplary inmate during his incarceration. He was housed apart from the general population during his stay. He had liberal telephone usage inside his cell, as well.
Now that he is free, Murray has designs on resuming his medical career, which has been on hold while he was, you know, in jail for causing the death of someone in his care.
Murray's legal team said he has plans to get his medical licenses reinstated in California, Texas and Nevada. That might not be so easy, considering that he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter back in 2011 and was heavily criticized for injecting Jackson with propofol as a sleep aid when it's meant to be used inside an operating room. It's doubtful medical boards or patients will feel comfortable with Murray able to practice medicine again.
He was also viewed as negligent when it came to treating the King of Pop, as the singer ultimately died of a propofol overdose.
Murray admitted to administering nightly injections to help treat Jackson's insomnia so he could sleep and prepare for tour rehearsals. The DA argued that the doc was playing Russian roulette with the singer's life by doing so, since the drug is so powerful and is not meant to be used as Murray did.
Murray's lawyers claimed that it was Jackson who administered the fatal dose outside of his doc's watchful eye, which many viewed as an irresponsible and reprehensible claim.
Adding insult to injury, Murray didn't consider himself at fault, claiming his actions were unorthodox but his intent was without malice. Yeah, we all know what road is paved with good intentions!