Dr. Conrad Murray was placed on suicide watch at the Los Angeles County Jail, hours after he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson’s death and was taken into custody.
Murray was placed in handcuffs at the direction of the judge immediately after the verdict was announced Monday and is to remain behind bars pending his Nov. 29 sentencing.
A law enforcement source who spoke on condition of anonymity said that Murray was placed on suicide watch once in custody, according to published reports.
The jury found that Murray acted with criminal negligence in connection with Jackson’s death on June 25, 2009. The panel rejected the defense assertion that Jackson gave himself a fatal overdose of propofol.
Murray, a cardiologist, faces a maximum sentence of four years in prison.
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