Before the new Michael Jackson movie, Searching for Neverland, premieres on Lifetime this Memorial Day, fans are still curious about the music icon’s untimely death, which took place nearly eight years ago.
The man at the center of the controversy surrounding Michael’s passing, Dr. Conrad Murray, remains a bit of a mystery, particularly when it comes to his exact involvement in the 50-year-old’s death. Scroll down for answers to some of the most searched questions about the cardiologist!
What was Conrad Murray charged with?
Just a few weeks after hiring Conrad, Michael died from a lethal dose of propofol. The now 64-year-old admitted to administering 25 mg of propofol intravenously, claiming that his client had asked for it to treat insomnia. He was formally charged with involuntary manslaughter in February 2010.
Conrad Murray on trial.
Did he go to jail?
After going to trial in 2011, the Grenada native was convicted in November of that year and received the maximum penalty, which was four years in prison. His medical license in Texas was revoked, while his California and Nevada licenses were suspended. Conrad was released in October 2013 after serving just two years of his sentence.
Where is he now?
In an interview with Inside Edition last year, the doctor was still visiting patients, but charging nothing for his services. Conrad claimed he wasn’t breaking the law since he was only providing a consultation and not prescribing medicine. “I just want my privacy,” he shared. “I have lost a great deal. I’ve lost everything. Everything I’ve amassed has been taken from me as a result of an unjust verdict. I am and I remain an innocent man.”
As of 2016, he was living in a one-bedroom apartment near Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Tune in to Lifetime’s film, Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland, at 8 p.m. EST on May 29.