Dr. Conrad Murray on suicide watch after being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson

An unnamed law enforcement official told the Los Angeles Times newspaper that staff were told to ensure that Dr. Conrad Murray does not try to take his own life at the Los Angeles County Jail.



Dr. Conrad Murray has been placed on suicide watch.

The physician was remanded in custody yesterday (November 8) after being found guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson.

Jackson died of acute Propofol intoxication in June 2009.

An unnamed law enforcement official told the Los Angeles Times newspaper that staff were told to ensure that he does not try to take his own life at Los Angeles County Jail.

In addition, Murray has been deemed a "keep away inmate," meaning jail officials will take special precautions to keep him safe.

This includes giving him a single cell for his own protection.

TMZ.com states he will also be assigned an "escort" to accompany him wherever he goes—including to the shower.

And he will not be allowed to mingle with other inmates.

Murray—who lost his medical license as a result of the court ruling—will be sentenced on November 29 and faces a maximum of four years in prison.

Superior Court judge Michael Pastor cited "public safety" as the reason why he has been detained until his next court appearance.

He explained: "Public safety demands that he is remanded.

"With no bail in the interim, he is to be kept in the care and custody of the Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Office."


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