Just two years after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of pop icon Michael Jackson in November of 2011, Dr. Conrad Murray gets an early release from jail. Early Monday morning, Dr. Murray left custody “safely and securely,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Whitmore said.
Murray was originally sentenced to four years in county jail. Due to California sentencing rules, he became eligible for parole in half that time. Murray is accused of administering a fatal dose of propofol to Jackson in June 2009. The doctor still maintains that he was trying to ween the pop star off the drug and that Jackson self-administered the deadly dose.