News Americas, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Fri. Mar. 14, 2014: Some five months after his release from jail for involuntary manslaughter in the death of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, Caribbean-born Dr. Conrad Murray is working hard to rehabilitate his image.
Murray, who was born in Grenada but grew up in Trinidad, is now said to be using his contacts to help children with heart problems in Trinidad, get specialized care in the U.S. “at a low or no cost to the Government of T&T.”
Dr. Murray, according to Trinidad & Tobago’s Health Minister, Dr Fuad Khan, will use his “connections” with doctors at hospitals in the United States, via a foundation, to provide medical attention at significantly reduced costs for sick children.
Khan dismissed concerns over Murray’s reputation, noting he will not be practicing locally but volunteering his time to make the connections.
Murray’s medical license has been revoked in Texas and suspended in California and Nevada.
On November 7, 2011, Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and was held without bail to await sentencing. On November 29, 2011, Murray received the maximum sentence of 4 years in prison.
He was released on October 28, 2013, two years ahead of schedule, due to California prison overcrowding, plus good behavior.
Dr. Murray recently returned to Trinidad to vacation and play mas at Carnival 2014.