Hours after the verdict came down as “guilty” against Conrad Murray for the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson, he was placed on suicide watch.
After just two days of deliberation, the jury of seven men and five women found the former doctor responsible for the singer’s 2009 death. Murray was immediately whisked away in handcuffs without bond. A law enforcement source says that the watch of Murray is only a precaution.
Murray admitted to giving Jackson a small dose of the surgical anesthetic propofol for the singer’s insomnia. An autopsy revealed Jackson suffered cardiac arrest on June 25, 2009 as a result.
He will be stripped of his medical license and faces up to four years in prison. Yet many sources believe he will only serve a few months before being put on house arrest due to jail overcrowding.
Murray is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 29.