Michael Jackson’s doctor Conrad Murray opened his own medical institute more than a decade after his involuntary manslaughter conviction.
According to PEOPLE, Murray opened the DCM Medical Institute last month in El Socorro, San Juan in Trinidad and Tobago.
At the grand opening, Murray spoke about the resistance he faced from hostile doctors in Trinidad.
“When I came back to Trinidad, most of the colleagues whom I had trained felt that I was too much of a threat to be present, when all I was willing to do was to collaborate, further educate and instill care for more and more. So they decided to eventfully lock the doors when they saw the cases I was performing,” he said, per the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian.
Murray added, “It was tough. I dealt with the country locking its borders for two years but I did not give up. I felt that I had to be relentless.”
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In 2011, Murray was convicted of causing the death of the 50-year-old pop superstar. Jackson reportedly paid Murray $150,000 to administer the general anesthetic propofol to help him sleep.
The drug is almost exclusively used in hospital intensive care units to sedate patients on mechanical ventilators.
Prosecutors said Murray violated ethical and safety guidelines by administering a general anesthesia drug to treat Jackson’s insomnia.
Murray, 70, was accused of frequently leaving Jackson’s bedside to check emails and make phone calls.
Murray served half of a four-year prison sentence in California before returning to Trinidad, where he moved with his family from Grenada when he was seven.
His Texas medical license was revoked, and his California and Nevada licenses were suspended after his conviction.