The man convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson is being closely watched in the Los Angeles County Jail medical ward, reports E! News. Dr. Conrad Murray, who is in the jail awaiting sentencing, is under a doctor’s care and believed to be on suicide watch.
Murray’s defense attorney tells E! that Murray wasn’t prepared to be found guilty and is “distraught.”
“He didn’t think he would be found guilty,” says a rep for Murray. “He didn’t mentally prepare himself. He is a very positive person and he didn’t prepare for this outcome.”
Murray will be held in the jail until at least Nov. 29 when he’s due back in court for sentencing. His lawyers continue to hold out hope that he won’t be forced to serve time in prison.
“To say that he is a danger to the community and public is outrageous,” says attorney J. Michael Flanagan.