In just a couple of weeks, the man convicted of murdering the “King of Pop” will walk free.

Conrad Murray is set to be released from prison on October 28, completing his sentence for the involuntary manslaughter of Jackson.

From TMZ:

Michael Jackson‘s family is suffering its second crushing blow this month — Conrad Murray is about to be a free man … and Jermaine Jackson says it’s almost too much for them to handle. “It’s not about the money. This guy is walking this month. He’s walking free this month!”

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Murray was originally sentenced to 4 years in prison for the incident, but a judge reduced it to 2 years due to over population.

In the highly publicized trial, the jury found that Murray had acted negligently when caring for Jackson. The star died on June 25, 2009.

The news comes at a particularly difficult time for the Jackson family as a jury found AEG Live, Jackson’s concert promoter, not liable for his death.

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