Dr. Conrad Murray is so upset with the guilty verdict against him that he has been placed on 24 hour per day suicide watch. Dr. Murray was placed in cuffs and remanded into custody yesterday immediately after being found guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson – who 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 he does not try to take his own life at Los Angeles County Jail.
In addition, Dr. Murray has been deemed a “keep away inmate,” meaning jail officials will take special precautions to keep him safe, including giving him a single cell for his own protection.
Dr. Murray 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.
Dr. 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. ‘Public saftey’ in this case also means that the judge believes Conrad could be a flight risk.
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 Sheriff’s Office.”
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