Doctor convicted in Jackson death seeks release

Doctor convicted in Jackson death seeks release

Credit: AP

FILE - This Oct. 3, 2011 file photo shows Dr. Conrad Murray listening to testimony during Murray's trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles. A restitution hearing for Murray has been canceled after prosecutors told a judge Wednesday that the singer's family was not interested in seeking restitution. (AP Photo/Mario Anzuoni, Pool)

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by Linda Deutsch

KMOV.com

Posted on January 27, 2012 at 8:02 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The doctor convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson's death is asking a judge to release him from jail pending his appeal.

Dr. Conrad Murray said in a motion filed Friday that he should be released either on his own recognizance or on bail with electronic monitoring. He said he is not a danger to society.

Murray, who is serving a four-year sentence, said he would try to find employment to contribute to the support of his seven children.

His lawyer said Murray is being held in solitary confinement and is chained to a table when he meets with his lawyers. He said the sentence and confinement are extremely severe for a man with no prior criminal history and that Murray is extremely sorrowful about Jackson's death.

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