Dr. Conrad Murray: On Suicide Watch in Jail!

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Dr. Conrad Murray is under suicide watch behind bars, according to reports. He was taken into custody Monday after being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

The cardiologist was found guilty in the trial stemming from the death of Michael Jackson. After the Conrad Murray verdict was read, he was denied bail.

Law enforcement officials tells the Los Angeles Times that they are taking no chances and will ensure Murray does not take his own life at L.A. County Jail.

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In addition, Dr. Murray is a "keep away inmate," meaning jail officials will take precautions to keep him safe, including a single cell for his own protection.

Murray will also be assigned an "escort" to accompany him wherever he goes, including to the shower, and won't be allowed to mingle with other inmates.

That's both a blessing and a curse. He'll be safer that way, with no shot of anyone coming after him ... but it's gonna be a lonely stretch for the doctor.

Murray will be sentenced November 29 and faces four years in prison.

Superior Court judge Michael Pastor cited "public safety" as the reason why Murray was detained, rather than released O.R., until that date. He explained:

"Public safety demands 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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