Michael Jackson Doctor Conrad Murray Released from Jail

The doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson was released from jail Monday after serving nearly two years of a four-year sentence.

Conrad Murray was released from a downtown Los Angeles jail at 12:01 a.m., according to the sheriff’s office. A change in California law allowed his incarceration time to be significantly cut down.

Michael Jackson's Family Loses Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Conrad Murray Sentenced to Four Years in Michael Jackson's Death

Dr. Conrad Murray was sentenced Tuesday to the maximum penalty of four years behind bars for administering a lethal dose of a powerful anesthetic to Michael Jackson.

“He violated the trust of the medical community, of his colleagues and of his patient,” said Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor, “and he has absolutely no sense of remorse, absolutely no sense of fault, and is and remains dangerous.”

Michael Jackson's Family: Tears and Relief After Guilty Verdict

Throughout the six-week trial, they always felt his presence. Now they can take some solace in a courtroom victory.

Michael Jackson’s family cried, shouted and finally gave a sigh of relief after his personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter Monday in the pop star’s death.

“He was in that courtroom and that’s why victory was served,” Jackson’s sister La Toya told HLN while leaving through courthouse through a gauntlet of reporters.

Michael Jackson's Doctor Conrad Murray Convicted

Dr. Conrad Murray was convicted Monday of involuntary manslaughter in the June 25, 2009, death of Michael Jackson.

A bewildered-looking Murray was handcuffed and led out of the courtroom. He was held without bail pending sentencing.

Conrad Murray's Fate Is Now in Jury's Hands

A prosecutor Thursday asked jurors to convict Dr. Conrad Murray of involuntary manslaughter for conducting what he called “an obscene experiment” that killed Michael Jackson.

During closing arguments in the nearly six-week trial, Deputy Los Angeles District Attorney David Walgren said that Murray was not so much a doctor to Jackson as an employee. As such, Murray provided a service: administering the dangerous anesthetic propofol all night, every night, in Jackson’s bedroom.

Conrad Murray's Star Witness Held in Contempt of Court

Dr. Conrad Murray’s defense endured a difficult stretch Monday as his most important expert witness in the Michael Jackson manslaughter case was held in contempt of court and fined $1,000.

Dr. Paul White, an expert in propofol – the powerful anesthesia blamed for the pop star’s death – was found to have repeatedly violated the court’s orders to refrain from testifying about private conversations with Murray.

“Quite frankly, this constitutes direct contempt of court,” Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael E. Pastor told White, the defense’s final witness.

Michael Jackson Self-Injected Fatal Drug, Defense Expert Says

Michael Jackson likely helped himself to extra doses of two potent drugs while his personal physician Conrad Murray’s back was turned, the defense’s final witness told jurors on Friday.

Murray’s lawyers long have asserted that Jackson caused his own death, although the expert, Dr. Paul White, says he had backed away from an earlier theory that Jackson drank the anesthesia propofol after determining that orally consumed propofol has little effect.

Michael Jackson Begged Another Doctor for Sleep Meds

After performing, Michael Jackson had such bad insomnia that he said couldn’t be cured by any oral drug and urged his longtime physician Allan Metzger to give him an anesthetic to sleep, Metzger testified Monday.

Conrad Murray Still Gave Michael Jackson Propofol After Breathing Stopped: Expert

Dr. Conrad Murray gave Michael Jackson higher dosages of drugs than he told detectives, and apparently had the anesthetic propofol still trickling into Jackson’s veins as his heart stopped beating, the prosecution’s star witness told jurors Thursday.

Jackson “died – but he’s died with the infusion running,” Dr. Steven Shafer testified.