Making up for lost time: Just days after he was released from prison Conrad Murray dressed up as a gorilla for Halloween in order to take his young son Che Giovanni trick or treating
King of the swingers! Muarry climbed a tree in costume to entertain his son, even though gorillas prefer to stay on the ground
He was only released from prison on Monday but Conrad Murray was determined to make up for lost time with his son.
The disgraced medic, who served two years of a four-year sentence for causing Michael Jackson’s death in 2009, took his youngest son Che Giovanni trick or treating on Thursday, dressed in a gorilla suit.
And Murray, 60, did everything he could to entertain the energetic youngster, who wore a Power Rangers costume, even climbing a tree at one stage, despite the fact that gorillas rarely do so.
While gorillas can climb trees, they are usually found on the ground in communities of up to 30 individuals.
However, Che didn’t seem to care about the inaccuracy and beamed up at his father in delight.
The duo were joined by actress Nicole Alverez, Conrad’s girlfriend and Che’s mother, although she chose not to dress up.
She was casual in a pair of patterned leggings and a tight black top as she joined the men in her life for the family outing.
Murray also showed off his new cornrows, when he took off the gorilla head.
Conrad has been spending as much time as possible with his son since his release.
Murray, who was convicted of killing pop superstar Jacoson with an overdose of powerful anaesthetic Propofol, first made a stop at an In-N-Out burger restaurant immediately after he got out of jail but then took Che on a mountain hike.
He was released at 12:01 a.m. on Monday from a jail in downtown Los Angeles after serving about half of his maximum sentence for involuntary manslaughter.
A change in California law allowed his incarceration time to be significantly reduced.
Murray was taken from the jail a back way, eluding a cluster of TV crews and a few Jackson fans. Sheriff’s officials arranged the quiet exit and drove him away for safety reasons, spokesman Steve Whitmore said.
Nicole has stood by him throughout his incarceration which lasted nearly two years.
‘He was elated to be out of there’ said Valerie Wass, Murray’s attorney, adding that he planned to spend time with his girlfriend and seven children.
Murray’s prospects are uncertain: At age 60 his license to practice medicine has been suspended or revoked in three states, and his face and name are well known due to his association with Jackson and his highly publicised trial.
Wass said Murray wants to be a doctor again.
‘I believe that he will practice medicine again someday, somewhere,’ she said.
Brian Panish, an attorney for the Jackson family, said Murray should not have ‘a chance to hurt anyone else’ by practising medicine.
‘He has shown no remorse and the consequences of his actions will last forever,’ the lawyer said.
The former cardiologist was convicted in 2011 of causing Jackson’s death in June 2009 by providing him with the powerful anaesthetic Propofol as a sleep aid.
Jackson was in the midst of preparations for a series of comeback concerts and Murray was serving as his physician.
The former doctor is appealing his conviction, although an appeals court has questioned whether it needs to hear the case.
His attorney has argued that the court should not dismiss the appeal because it could alter Murray’s overall sentence and reduce some of the stigma his conviction has caused.