Michael Jackson's personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray's request to return to court to fight his involuntary manslaughter conviction has been granted.

Murray spent almost two years behind bars after he was found guilty of administering the dose of anaesthetic propofol that killed the King of Pop in 2009. He was released in October (13) and now he's on a mission to clear his name.

A Los Angeles appeals court will hear arguments in Conrad Murray's appeal case next month (Jan14).

The disgraced former cardiologist is claiming a judge excluded jurors from hearing key evidence and he wants these facts presented in court as he fights to prove that he should not have been convicted. Murray maintains Jackson administered the fatal dose himself.

All parties are due in court on 9 January (14).