Dr. Conrad Murray, the sixty-year-old Grenadian born former doctor of Michael Jackson, was released from jail today.
Murray, a cardiologist, served less than two years of his four-year sentence. His lawyer said that Murray was not released for good behavior but for time served.
Dr. Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to four years in prison for causing Jackson's death on June 25, 2009, by administering a deadly overdose of sedatives and the surgical anesthetic propofol in an attempt to cure the singer's insomnia.
Murray's license to practice medicine has been suspended or revoked in three states and Murray's legal team is already filing petitions in Texas to have his license reinstated.
He is also appealing his conviction.
Murray was allowed to serve his sentence in a Los Angeles jail rather than a state prison because of a law placing nonviolent offenders to local jails to ease overcrowding .