Conrad Murray Released From Jail

The former cardiologist is looking into practicing medicine again.

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Dr. Conrad Murray in court on Nov. 1, 2011 (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Conrad Murray, the doctor convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of pop star Michael Jackson, has been released from prison after serving only two years of his four-year sentence, ABC News reports.

Murray's lawyer told ABC News that the former cardiologist was being released for credit for time served; he received an additional day of credit for each day he served. 

It is unclear as to what possible job prospects exist for Murray, 60, but even before his release, he was looking into returning to the medical field, ABC News reports. Murray's medical license has been suspended in California and Nevada and officially revoked in Texas, the first state to do so. According to ABC News, Murray's lawyers have started filing petitions in Texas to have his medical license reinstated. Murray was convicted in 2011 of administering a heavy dose of a powerful anesthetic that ultimately lead to Jackson's death in 2009. He is appealing his conviction.

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