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Michael Jackson's doctor relieved at verdict

FILE - In this April 27, 2011 file photo, Katherine Jackson poses for a portrait in Calabasas, Calif. A Los Angeles jury on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, rejected a negligence lawsuit by singer Michael Jackson’s mother against AEG Live LLC that claimed the concert promoter was responsible for hiring the doctor convicted of causing her son’s 2009 death. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)FILE - In this April 27, 2011 file photo, Katherine Jackson poses for a portrait in Calabasas, Calif. A Los Angeles jury on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, rejected a negligence lawsuit by singer Michael Jackson’s mother against AEG Live LLC that claimed the concert promoter was responsible for hiring the doctor convicted of causing her son’s 2009 death. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The doctor who went to prison for killing Michael Jackson with a drug overdose says he cried when he heard a jury rejected a claim that the promoter of the singer's comeback concerts was negligent in hiring him.

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2011 file photo, from left, Prince Jackson, Prince Michael II "Blanket" Jackson and Paris Jackson arrive on stage at the Michael Forever the Tribute Concert, at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. A Los Angeles jury on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, rejected a negligence lawsuit by singer Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, against AEG Live LLC that claimed the concert promoter was responsible for hiring the doctor convicted of causing her son’s 2009 death. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, file) *Editorial Use Only*FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2011 file photo, from left, Prince Jackson, Prince Michael II "Blanket" Jackson and Paris Jackson arrive on stage at the Michael Forever the Tribute Concert, at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. A Los Angeles jury on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, rejected a negligence lawsuit by singer Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, against AEG Live LLC that claimed the concert promoter was responsible for hiring the doctor convicted of causing her son’s 2009 death. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, file) *Editorial Use Only*

Katherine Jackson had sought to hold AEG Live LLC responsible for her son's death, arguing that it hired Dr. Conrad Murray to be the singer's physician without considering whether he was fit for the job.

Murray told NBC's "Today" show on Thursday from prison that he cried when he heard the jury's verdict. He said he was "relieved" even though he always believed the wrongful-death lawsuit was "frivolous."

Murray is appealing his 2011 involuntary manslaughter conviction. He's due to be released from prison later this month. He says he's looking forward to reuniting with his family and restarting his life.