Murray, who was convicted in the death of superstar Michael Jackson, was released from the Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles Monday at 12:01am.
Sentenced to serve a maximum of four years in 2011, Murray served two years for his role in Jackson’s apparent overdose of an anesthetic, propofol on June 25, 2009.
Journalists and Jackson fans camped outside of the facility as Murray quietly sneaks out the back without being detected.
Murray’s attorney, Valerie Wass, has requested that the members of the media respect his privacy.
According to the LA Times, Murray wants to overturn the verdict to allow him to practice medicine again in California. Wass believes that Murray will practice medicine again one day, however; this process would have to be taken up with the state Court of Appeal.
The release may be a relief for the physician and his family, however; fans of Jackson are not so supportive. One fan wore a T-shirt that read, “Thriller Killer” in blood red lettering, according to the LA Times.