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Doctor Involved In Michael Jackson's Death Opens Medical Institution After 12 Years

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By Fiyin Olowokandi on June 30, 2023 at 5:15 PM EDT

Michael Jackson's former physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, is recovering from his traumatic past with the King of Pop!

Given his status as one of the 20th century's most influential cultural figures, the music icon needs no introduction. Various artists across the genres have been influenced by the late entertainer's soul-stirring songs and mesmerizing choreographies.

However, the moonwalk trendsetter's four decades of accomplishments tragically ended in 2009. The "Billie Jean" hitmaker's demise was linked to his doctor's treatments, and the medical practitioner was incarcerated for involuntary manslaughter in 2011.

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Dr. Conrad Murray Makes Career Comeback After 'Relentless' Journey To Clear His Name As Michael Jackson's Killer

Michael Jackson in Hawaii

Most people will run for their lives when a high-profile client like Jackson dies on a doctor's watch. However, Murray successfully relaunched his medical career twelve years after the ordeal. As shared by PEOPLE,  the DCM Medical Institute opened last month in El Socorro, San Juan.

During the medical facility's launch, The Jackson 5 former member's doctor got candid about his struggles and what inspired him to open the institute. According to the 70-year-old, his old colleagues had turned their backs on him because of his status as a contributing factor to the "Bad" singer's death.

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"When I returned to Trinidad, most of the colleagues I had trained felt that I was too much of a threat to be present," the physician explained. "When all I was willing to do was to collaborate, further educate, and instill care for more and more."

The father of seven continued, "So they decided to eventfully lock the doors when they saw the cases I was performing," noting that their dismissal strengthened his resolve to overcome his infamous past. Murray confessed:

"It was tough. I dealt with the country locking its borders for two years, but I did not give up. I felt that I had to be relentless."

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The medical practitioner was raised in Trinidad and Tobago after his parents migrated from Grenada. The "This Is It!" author later relocated to the United States, where he became recognized as a doctor. However, his reputation went downhill following the "Beat It" artist's death.

As mentioned, Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for Jackson's demise from cardiac arrest. The 2011 case had a six-week trial in which prosecutors painted the defendant as an irresponsible physician who traded the Hippocratic oath for $150,000 monthly.

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Dr. Conrad Murray listens as Judge Michael Pastor sentences him to four years
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The 70-year-old administered a nightly propofol drip, "an unpredictable and potentially fatal anesthetic," to treat the 13-time Grammy winner's insomnia. Prosecutors accused the father of seven of negligence, stating he never used the necessary equipment needed to monitor his client's breathing under heavy anesthesia.

Additionally, the doctor allegedly left the King of Pop's side several times on the night of his death to "check emails and make phone calls." The Grenada native was slapped with a four-year prison sentence but only served half the term.

Murray returned to Trinidad and Tobago, where he registered to practice as a qualified doctor. The physician's medical licenses were suspended in Texas, California, and Nevada following his conviction on involuntary manslaughter.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Honoree's 14th Death Anniversary Was A Tear-jerking Occasion.

Sunday, June 25, marked fourteen years since the world lost its King of Pop music. In memory of the Dance Hall of Fame inductee, his family commemorated the occasion on their social media pages, with his sister Janet Jackson leading the emotional tributes.

The "Come On Get Up" songstress honored her brother on her Instagram page, sharing throwback pictures. One snap was taken from their childhood, while the other showed the pair as young adults.

Although the People's Choice Award winner's younger sister did not caption the post with words, her message was clear, given how happy the siblings looked in the snaps. On the other hand, Tito Jackson penned a sweet note to his late brother.

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Michael Jackson in concert at Wembley performing in front of HRH Diana Princess of Wales on 16th July 1988

The entertainer shared an old picture of the Jackson 5 members where the four older brothers, including Tito, carried their late sibling. "The world was a better place with you in it, Michael. I miss you," the 69-year-old captioned the post.

The "They Don't Care About Us" hitmaker's older sister LaToya Jackson continued the touching tributes by writing a lengthy note. In her message, the 67-year-old declared her younger brother would eternally be treasured for his big heart.

"You will always be missed, loved, and admired for your humbleness, kindness, ability to love, and incredible talent that you shared with the world! May you continue to RIP," the media personality's homage read.

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