Michael Jackson's Doctor Conrad Murray Released from Jail

News & Views | Camille Travis | 10/28/2013 | 10:00 AM EDT

The Former Cardiologist Heads Home After Two Years

Conrad Murray, the doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson, was released early Monday morning (Oct. 28) after serving nearly two years of his four year sentence.

The Associated Press
reports the former cardiologist was sent home from a downtown Los Angeles jail just after midnight. His sentence was cut short due to a change in California law that aims to ease overcrowding.

Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 for Jackson's June 2009 death from an overdose of the powerful anesthetic propofol. The late star had been taking the substance as a sleeping aid as he prepared for a series of comeback concerts titled "This Is It."

Murray's license has since been suspended or revoked in three states and he is infamously known as the doctor who killed the King of Pop.

Murray is in the process of appealing his conviction in hopes to clear his name from the tragic incident.

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