Michael Jackson doctor released from jail

Michael Jackson's former doctor, who was convicted in 2011 of causing the singer's death, was released from prison today after serving nearly two years of a four-year sentence.

Conrad Murray has been released from prison after two years. Credit: Reuters

Conrad Murray was released from a Los Angeles jail shortly after midnight, police officials said. A change in California law allowed the former cardiologist's prison time to be significantly cut.

Murray was found guilty of causing Jackson's death in 2009 by providing the star with an overdose of the powerful anesthetic propofol, which was intended as a sleep aid.