The Los Angeles Times reports that Conrad Murray was placed on suicide watch in jail shortly after his guilty verdict was handed down by the jury on Monday. A law enforcement source revealed to the L.A. Times that Murray was placed on a suicide watch immediately upon entering jail to await his sentencing on November 29.
Although lawyers for Conrad Murray requested that their client be free until his sentencing, Judge Michael Pastor ordered that Murray remain in custody. “This is a crime in which the end result was the death of a human being,” said Pastor in the L.A. Times report. “Public safety demands that he be remanded.”
Conrad Murray faces a maximum of four years in prison.