Back To Work

POSTED: Monday, November 23, 2009 - 2:46pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:25pm

Doctor at the center of the Michael Jackson case returns to work in Houston...

Dr. Conrad Murray, at the center of the investigation into the death of Michael Jackson, is back at work at his day job.

Financial problems have prompted murray to resume his cardiology practice in Texas.

Murray had remained out of the spotlight since the pop star's death five months ago.

On Sunday he reappeared, speaking out out publicly before the congregation at his home church in Houston.

"I am taking my life back step by step and I wanted to come home," Dr. Murray told the congregation.

Murray never mentioned Jackson by name, but did talk about his legal problems.

"I through my compassion, was only trying to help a fellow man, but it appears that I was in the wrong place at the wrong time," he said.

The cardiologist admitted to administering Propofol to Jackson to help him sleep, but said he wasn't the first to introduce him to the drug.

The Los Angeles Coroner ruled Jackson's death a homicide after finding lethal levels of the drug in his body.

Murray is the focus of a Los Angeles police investigation which is expected to go into 2010.

He denies wrongdoing.

Murray reportedly had several judgments against him relating to unpaid bills.

He was in court last week in a child support case involving missed payments where he reached a deal that kept him out of jail.

He left his practice last spring to work with Jackson, where he was paid roughly $150,000 a month.

Murray's lawyer says he'll continue to work at his clinics as he waits for a decision about an arrest.

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