Conrad Murray, the doctor found convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 for giving Michael Jackson a fatal dose of propofol, will be freed early on good behavior, reports The Daily Mail. Sentenced to four years, Murray will be released on October 28, having served just less than two years.
A source says Jackson’s family, including his mother Katherine Jackson and three children, are angry at Murray’s early release, feeling he should have been tried for murder from the beginning.
According to a friend of the doctor, Murray’s been “a model inmate and the authorities have granted him an early release due to that good behavior and the overcrowded California jail system,” the friend tells The Daily.
This comes on the heels of news that the Jackson family is displeased that Murray refuse to testify in their wrongful death lawsuit against AEG Live, the company responsible for promoting MJ’s final “This Is It” tour. Murray released a recording this week, threatening that if he were to testify, he would spill the beans about Jackson’s association with his family that would detonate like a “nuclear bombshell.”