Conrad Robert Murray ( yield February 19, 1953 ) is a grenadian former cardiologist who was the personal doctor of Michael Jackson at the prison term of his death in 2009. [ 1 ] Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for improperly administering the anesthetic drug propofol that led to Jackson ‘s death, and by and by served two years out of the original four-year prison sentence he was given .
early on life [edit ]
Murray was raised by his enate grandparents, who were farmers in Grenada until he joined his beget, Milta, in Trinidad and Tobago when he was seven years old. He grew up hapless in Port of Spain, the capital of Trinidad and Tobago. He did not meet his church father, Rawle Andrew, besides a doctor, until he was 25. Andrew, who died in 2001, was devoted to providing medical services to the poor. Murray finished high school and worked as a tennessean elementary school teacher in Trinidad for a while. [ ambiguous ] After teaching, he worked to save up for college tuition as a customs salesclerk and insurance investment banker. [ 1 ]
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education [edit ]
In 1973, Murray moved to Houston, Texas, where his founder worked, to attend Texas Southern University, and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in pre-med and biological sciences. Murray continued his education at Meharry Medical College, in Nashville, Tennessee, the lapp school his forefather attended, and the first school in the South for african Americans. [ citation needed ] He began his home medicine residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Murray completed it at the Loma Linda University Medical Center in California. He then completed a cardiology family at the University of Arizona. [ 1 ]
career [edit ]
murray worked at the Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego as an associate director of its cardiology company train course of study. In 1990, he opened a individual practice in Las Vegas. In 2006, he founded the Acres Homes Heart and Vascular Institute in Houston. Murray met Michael Jackson in 2006, in Las Vegas, and treated his daughter Paris when she fell ill. Jackson hired Murray to be his exclusive personal doctor anterior to his tour in July 2009. [ 1 ] Jackson insisted that Murray be employed by his show promoter, AEG Live, for $ 150,000 monthly. however, AEG later claimed that there was never a contract with Murray. [ 2 ] [ 3 ] Murray and AEG agree that Murray was never paid. [ 4 ] In 2018, Murray released a memoir, This Is It!, which detailed his experience as Michael Jackson ‘s doctor. The book was ailing received by critics. [ 5 ] [ 6 ]
personal life [edit ]
In May 2009, he began working as Jackson ‘s personal doctor. [ 7 ] By that clock, Murray had reportedly fathered seven children by six different women. [ 8 ] He was in arrears on the mortgage for the Las Vegas home occupied by his foremost wife and children and owed child corroborate to the mothers of children outside of his marriage, which he could not pay due to the sum of money he owed to Michael Jackson ‘s family. He was married to Blanche, his moment wife, whom he met at aesculapian school, and helped pay rent for another charwoman, Nicole Alvarez. Murray met Alvarez at a gentleman ‘s club in Las Vegas when she worked as a stripper, and Alvarez gave give birth to their son Che Giovanni Murray in March 2009. [ 9 ] Another relationship, with a cocktail wait from Houston, was besides reported. [ 10 ] murray was at risk of losing his California aesculapian license due to amateur child confirm to one of his children and owed $ 13,000 to a California womanhood, Nenita Malibiran. [ 11 ] Murray was a defendant in numerous civil lawsuits ( though none for checkup malpractice ). By 2008, he had accumulated over $ 600,000 in court judgments against him for checkup equipment and unpaid rent for his practices in Texas and Nevada. He besides owed $ 71,000 for scholar loans at Meharry Medical College. [ 12 ] Murray filed for bankruptcy in 2002, in California. [ 13 ] Murray expected to go back to jail in September.
Michael Jackson ‘s death and trial [edit ]
On June 25, 2009, entirely weeks after hiring Murray, Michael Jackson died due to a deadly venereal disease of propofol administered by Murray. Court documents released in August 2009 revealed that the coroner ‘s preliminary conclusion indicated that Jackson overdosed on propofol. however, the coroner ‘s office declined to comment on reports claiming that the death was ruled a homicide. [ 14 ] several offices of doctors who were believed to have treated Jackson were searched. Based on the autopsy and toxicology findings, the lawsuit of Jackson ‘s death was determined to be acute propofol intoxication with a conducive benzodiazepine effect and the manner of death to be a homicide, finally, so that the focus of the investigation shifted toward Murray. He admitted administering 25 milligram of propofol intravenously, for insomnia, on the night of Jackson ‘s death. He claimed that he tried treating him with other drugs and that he only administered the propofol after Jackson insisted, according to a patrol affidavit. [ 12 ] Murray said he worried that Jackson had become pendent on the drug as a sleep aid, and was trying to wean him from it. [ 14 ] [ 15 ] Propofol is normally given in a hospital or a clinical context with stopping point monitoring, by and large used for general anesthesia during surgery, is not indicate or approved as a sleep aid and is administered only by anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists or anesthesia assistants who have across-the-board educate in the use and monitor of anesthetics. Any FDA approved drug can be used off-label. [ 16 ] Murray had no such aim at all. In February 2011, Murray was formally charged with involuntary manslaughter. [ 17 ] On September 27, 2011, Murray went on trial in Los Angeles and was convicted of involuntary manslaughter on November 7, 2011. His bail was revoked and he was remanded to detention pending his November 29 sentencing date. He received the maximal penalty of four years in prison. His Texas medical license was revoked, and his California and Nevada licenses were suspended. [ 18 ] After serving two years, Murray was released on parole on October 28, 2013. [ 19 ] Jackson ‘s beget, Joe Jackson, filed a wrongful end lawsuit against Murray in 2010 [ 20 ] but dropped it in 2012. [ 21 ] besides in 2010, Jackson ‘s mother, Katherine Jackson, and three children, filed a offprint wrongful death courtship against AEG, claiming that the company was negligent in hiring Murray ; the jury ruled in party favor of AEG in 2013. [ 22 ]
In 2016, Inside Edition reported that Murray was “ still visiting patients, ” although Murray claimed that he does not charge patients anything for his services, that he is lone “ providing a consultation ” without prescribing medicine, and that consequently he “ is not breaking the jurisprudence ”. [ 23 ]