Michael Jackson’s Doctor Conrad Murray Released From Jail

Dr. Conrad Murray Trial

Conrad Murray was released from Los Angeles’ Men’s Central Jail at 12 a.m. this morning, Oct. 28, after being convicted in the death of Michael Jackson by involuntarily giving an overdose of anesthetic propofol in 2009. Murray has challenged his conviction and is seeking to have the verdict overturned because of insufficient evidence; this effort will continue in the state Court of Appeal.

Valerie Wass, Murray’s attorney, believes Murray will one day practice medicine again. However, many Jackson fans yearn to give the former doctor a piece of their minds for the manslaughter of the King of Pop. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Whitmore, who briefly addressed reporters early Monday, offered few details about Murray’s exit, except to say that he was released to “representatives,” and that such releases are allowed on a “case-by-case” basis to ensure certain inmates’ safety and security.

Laura Sherwood, 27, said she moved from Phoenix to follow Murray’s trial. She said she had hoped that Murray would show remorse. “I just want to know why he won’t admit and take responsibility for what he did,” she said.

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