The Texas Medical Board has formally barred Conrad Murray from practicing medicine in that State. “This achieves the same effect as license revocation,” said Leigh Hopper, Texas Medical Board spokeswoman. In 2010, the medical board prohibited him from administering Propofol and that sanction was also applied in California.
Murray is presently serving a four year prison sentence for the manslaughter of Michael, but is appealing against that decision. Murray is currently asking a California judge to release him from jail pending that appeal. His lawyer said Murray knows he cannot work as a doctor, but would find other employment in California to help support his seven children with several different women, according to the Associated Press. A hearing on the motion is set for February 24th.