Jackson Doc Conrad Murray Treating Patients Again

Murray, focus of Michael Jackson death investigation, reopens medical practice.

ByABC News
July 23, 2009, 4:53 PM

Nov. 23, 2009— -- Dr. Conrad Murray, the cardiologist at the center of the investigation into Michael Jackson's death, has returned to work and is treating patients again in his Houston clinic.

"Because of a deteriorating financial condition and prompting by many of his beloved patients, on November 20, 2009, Dr. Conrad Murray resumed his cardiology practice in Houston Texas," his attorney Edward Chernoff said in a statement. "Doctor Murray plans to attend to patients in both Las Vegas and Houston."

Murray told congregants at a Houston church Sunday that he "wanted to go home and take his life back step by step."

Wiping away tears, he asked parishoners to pray for him. "I know what trouble is," he told the congregation, according to RadarOnline.com. "I, with my compassion, was only trying to help my fellow man. But it appears I was at the wrong place at the wrong time."

Chernoff said Murray has not been paid by Jackson's estate and has effectively been out of work for seven months. Murray left his practice in April when he took the $150,000-a-month job as the pop star's personal physician.

Murray last addressed his patients in a YouTube video in August. "I have done all I could do. I told the truth and I have faith the truth will prevail," he said.

The 56-year-old Murray was at Jackson's bedside when he died on June 25. The doctor has admitted to giving the singer propofol, a powerful anesthetic Jackson had requested to help him sleep. It is not meant for use outside a hospital. Since then, Murray has been the focus of a homicide investigation.

Police searched Murray's Houston clinic on July 22 and served warrants at his home and office in Las Vegas and properties in California. Murray has not been charged with a crime.