After serving just two years of a four-year sentence, Conrad Murray, the former doctor of Michael Jackson, was released from the Los Angeles Men's Central Jail early Monday.
The 60-year-old former cardiologist was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for administering a lethal dose of the anesthetic drug propofol to the King of Pop, who died June 25, 2009.
The jailed doctor whose hiring by AEG was one of the centerpieces of Katherine Jackson’s wrongful death lawsuit against the promoters, spoke to “Today” host Matt Lauer Thursday morning and said, “My immediate reaction was one of tears; certainly, I cried.”
While the jury agreed that AEG hired Murray, they did not feel the doctor was unfit or incompetent to provide Jackson's medical care, despite claims by Katherine Jackson and three of her children.
Michael Jackson’s bedroom was riddled with pills, Propofol and medical supplies the day he died of a lethal drug overdose in 2009, photos taken by the Los Angeles Police Department show.
It seems Paris Jackson, who attempted suicide early Wednesday morning, has an unlikely friend in Dr. Conrad Murray, the man responsible for her father’s death. Michael Jackson’s former physician sent Paris a creepy payphone message from prison, telling the teen, “I too love you as a precious father loves his own child.”
Michael Jackson's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, has been sentenced to four years for involuntary manslaughter. Due to a new California law, Murray will not serve his time in prison, but will stay in L.A. County jail, and will most likely serve two of his four years, according to TMZ.
In a lengthy statement before imposing the sentence, Judge Michael Pastor said "Dr. Murray abandoned his patient," and called Murray's conduct "a disgrace to the medical profession." He added, "There are those who feel Dr. Murray is a saint. There are those who feel he's the devil. He is neither. He is a human being."
The big question of whether Prince Michael Jackson, 14, will testify as a witness in his father's murder trial has yet to be answered, but in a recent meeting with Prince and Deputy D.A. David Walgren, the possibility was discussed.
The meeting was held at the home of Jackson's mother, Katherine, who is reportedly against Prince Michael taking the stand, but understands "this is something he feels he must do if asked," revealed an inside source on The Hollywood Gossip.
On Tuesday, jurors in the Dr. Conrad Murray involuntary manslaughter case will hear the last 45 minutes of the police interview audio with Murray. Most of the tape was played on Friday.
The tape revealed Michael Jackson's heartbroken daughter, Paris, who broke down after his death and sobbed, "You save lots of patients and you couldn't save my dad."
Although he's on trial for involuntary manslaughter, it seems as though Dr. Conrad Murray is living his life as normally as possible, going for a pedicure this past weekend and even squeezing in a late-night workout on Monday.
Murray, who was bombarded by paparazzi after exiting the gym, spoke out about his defense team when someone asked, "You think they're doing a good job?" The doc replied, "I think so."