Jackson’s doctor released from jail after 2 years

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 5:30 a.m.CDT
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Michael Jackson's former doctor Conrad Murray sits in a courtroom Oct. 21, 2011, during his involuntary manslaughter trial in Los Angeles. Murray, who was convicted of killing Michael Jackson, was released from jail Monday after serving almost two years of a four-year sentence. A change in California law allowed his incarceration time to be significantly cut down.

LOS ANGELES – The doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson was released from jail Monday after serving nearly two years of a four-year sentence.

Conrad Murray was released from a downtown Los Angeles jail at 12:01 a.m., according to the sheriff’s office. A change in California law allowed his incarceration time to be significantly cut down.

“He was elated to be out of there,” Murray’s attorney Valerie Wass said.

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