Conrad Murray, the former doctor convicted of causing Michael Jackson’s death, has been released from jail.
According to a report on the BBC website, the former cardiologist served less than two years of a four-year sentence after being convicted in November 2011 of involuntary manslaughter.
Jail records confirmed Murray’s release and the sheriff’s office said he left a Los Angeles jail at 12:01 on Monday.
Jackson died on 25 June 2009 after receiving a lethal dose of the anaesthetic propofol from Murray.
The “Thriller” and “Billie Jean” singer had been out of the public eye for several years but was preparing for a series of comeback performances at the O2 arena in London and Murray was serving as his personal physician.
The 60-year-old doctor had been sentenced to serve four years behind bars, but a change in California law allowed his jail term to be significantly reduced.