Highlights on Conrad Murray – ABC17NEWS
Here’s a look at the life of doctor Conrad Murray, who was convicted of manslaughter in the death of michael jackson.
Date of Birth: February 19, 1953
Place of birth: St. Andrews, Grenada
Birth name: ConradRobert Murray
Dad: Rawle Andrews, physician
Mother: Milta Murray
Marriages: Blanche (Bonnick) Murray (date not publicly available-present); Zufan Tesfai (October 17, 1984 – August 26, 1988)
Children: with Blanche (Bonnick) Murray: two children; with Nicole Alvarez: one son; Murray has several other children with different mothers
Education: Texas Southern University, B.S., 1983; Meharry Medical College, MD, 1989
He has a history of financial hardship and owes hundreds of thousands of dollars related to unpaid bills, child support payments and student loan defaults.
It is reported that he received $150,000 a month to be Jackson’s personal doctor.
Murray was raised by his maternal grandparents in Grenada until the age of 7, when he moved to Trinidad and Tobago to join his mother and stepfather.
Before going to medical school, he worked as a teacher, customs clerk and insurer.
What is Propofol?
Propofol, also called Diprivan, is a short-acting intravenous anesthetic used to sedate patients during hospital procedures.
It is not intended for home use, due to the usual lack of equipment needed for emergency resuscitation.
Murray told detectives he was treating Jackson for insomnia by giving him 50mg of propofol, via an intravenous drip, every night, but lowered the dose to 25mg and combined it with other drugs. other drugs in an attempt to wean Jackson off propofol.
1980 – Moves to the United States to study medicine.
1991 – Is licensed to practice medicine in California.
1999 – Is licensed to practice medicine in Nevada.
2005 – Is licensed to practice medicine in Texas.
2000 – Opens Global Cardiovascular Associates in Las Vegas.
2006 – Opens the Acres Home Heart and Vascular Institute in Houston.
December 2006 – First meets Jackson when Murray treats one of Jackson’s children to Las Vegas.
May 2009 – Is hired by Jackson’s promoter, AEG Live, to be Jackson’s personal physician on his upcoming concert tour.
June 25, 2009 – Murray reportedly found Jackson unconscious and performed unsuccessful CPR. Jackson does not respond to resuscitation attempts and dies the same day.
June 27, 2009 – The Los Angeles Police Department questions Murray about Jackson’s death.
July 22, 2009 – Houston police serve a search warrant on Murray’s clinic and storage unit. Later, the Las Vegas police search Murray’s Red Rock Country Club residence and doctor’s office.
August 24, 2009 – After reviewing the toxicology results, the Los Angeles coroner makes a preliminary conclusion that an overdose of the drug propofol is responsible for Jackson’s death.
August 28, 2009 – the Los Angeles coroner’s report declares Jackson’s death a homicidedue to the number of drugs in his system.
August 2009 – Murray closes his Las Vegas clinic due to death threats and financial problems.
November 20, 2009 – Murray resumes training at his clinic in Houston.
February 8, 2010 – Turns himself in to Los Angeles authorities and is arraigned in Los Angeles County Superior Court for manslaughter. He pleaded not guilty, returned his passport and posted $75,000 bail. As part of his commitment, Murray is licensed to practice medicine but must not administer any anesthesia to patients.
February 10, 2010 – Resumes his practice in Las Vegas outside of another doctor’s office.
April 10, 2010 – Texas limits its medical license to exclude anesthesia.
June 14, 2010 – A Los Angeles judge decides that Murray can continue to practice medicine in California.
June 2010 – Nevada restricts the scope of medical practice to exclude anesthesia.
January 11, 2011 – Murray’s license to practice medicine in California is suspended for the duration of the trial.
January 25, 2011 – He pleaded “not guilty” at his arraignment for manslaughter in Jackson’s death.
July 2011 – His Nevada medical license expires.
September 27, 2011 – The first arguments of Murray’s trial begin.
October 24, 2011 – The prosecution closes its thesis.
November 1, 2011 – The defense rests. Murray does not testify.
November 7, 2011 – After deliberating for 10 hours and seven minutes, the jury finds Murray guilty of manslaughter.
November 29, 2011 – Murray receives the maximum sentence, four years, when Jackson dies.
December 4, 2011 – A notice is filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court stating that Murray will appeal his manslaughter conviction.
December 29, 2011 – The State of California suspends Murray’s medical license.
January 27, 2012 – Murray files for release on his own recognizance or on bail pending appeal.
February 10, 2012 – The Texas Medical Board suspends Murray’s medical license.
February 24, 2012 – Murray is denied bail as he appeals his conviction.
October 11, 2012 – He is transferred to a larger cell, better suited to his six-foot-five frame.
March 25, 2013 – Murray’s attorney is appealing the manslaughter conviction.
August 30, 2013 – The Texas Medical Board revokes Murray’s medical license.
October 28, 2013 – East published.
January 15, 2014 – An appeals court upholds Murray’s manslaughter conviction.
June 26, 2014 – Murray admits he is remorseful that Jackson died.
January 30, 2015 – Appeals court denies Jackson family’s attempt to overturn decision which clears concert promoter AEG Live of its negligence in hiring Murray as Jackson’s doctor.
July 26, 2016 – His book, “This Is It: The Secret Lives of Dr. Conrad Murray and Michael Jackson”, is published.