Dr. Conrad Murray who was convicted of unintentionally killing Michael Jackson walked out of jail today after two years behind bars.
The 60-year-old doctor slipped out a back exit undetected by dozens of journalists and Jackson fans camped outside the Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles.
“He was released safely and securely,” Steve Whitmore, a spokesman with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, told the Daily News.
Murray had been sentenced to the statutory maximum of four years in jail for involuntary manslaughter but only had to serve two years thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court decision on state prison conditions that diverted him to the overcrowded Los Angeles County lockup.
Murray currently is appealing his felony conviction in California and filed paperwork in Texas on Friday to halt the revocation of his medical license there.
His California medical license, meanwhile, is suspended pending his criminal appeal. Still, his lawyers say Murray hopes to treat patients again.