Jack­son’s killer doc wants his li­cence back

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas doc­tor con­victed in the death of pop su­per­star Michael Jack­son has sued the state over strip­ping his right to prac­tise medicine. Conrad Mur­ray ac­cuses the Texas Med­i­cal Board of pre­ma­turely re­vok­ing his li­cence. The for­mer Houston car­di­ol­o­gist was re­leased from a Cal­i­for­nia jail this week af­ter serv­ing less than two years for in­vol­un­tary man­slaugh­ter. Mur­ray was con­victed in 2011 of giv­ing Jack­son a lethal over­dose of a pow­er­ful anes­thetic. But in a law­suit filed in Austin this week, Mur­ray claims his con­vic­tion isn’t fi­nal in Cal­i­for­nia un­til his ap­peals are ex­hausted. Mur­ray states in an af­fi­davit that he’s more than $400,000 in debt and can’t af­ford to pay court costs. Texas Med­i­cal Board spokesman Jar­rett Sch­nei­der said the agency can­not com­ment on pend­ing lit­i­ga­tion.

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