Jackson Doctor Freed After 2 Years

Conrad Murray wants his medical license back

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 28, 2013 3:32 AM CDT

(Newser) – The doctor convicted of causing Michael Jackson's death was freed from the Los Angeles County jail at midnight after serving the maximum sentence for involuntary manslaughter. Conrad Murray was sentenced to four years in 2011 but only served two because of California prison rules that give him a day of credit for every day served, CNN reports. To the anger of Jackson family members and friends who believe he should have been prosecuted for murder, Murray plans to get his medical license reinstated.

Murray still hopes he will be vindicated, his lawyer tells ABC. "He's very hopeful. He's going to practice medicine somewhere is my understanding," she says. "He's prepared to go to federal court to fight." Murray, who prosecutors said used a powerful surgical anesthetic in a "reckless, obscene manner" to put Jackson to sleep every night, has remained without remorse. "My entire approach may not have been an orthodox approach, but my intentions were good," he said last year.

Dr. Conrad Murray listens in court during his involuntary manslaughter trial, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, in downtown Los Angeles.
Dr. Conrad Murray listens in court during his involuntary manslaughter trial, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, in downtown Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Robyn Beck, Pool)
In this Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, photo, Michael Jackson's doctor former Dr. Conrad Murray sits in a courtroom during his involuntary manslaughter trial in Los Angeles.
In this Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, photo, Michael Jackson's doctor former Dr. Conrad Murray sits in a courtroom during his involuntary manslaughter trial in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, Pool, File)
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