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Official: Conrad Murray not on suicide watch

Dr. Conrad Murray in a Los Angeles courtroom Nov. 7, 2011. CBS

Conrad Murray not on suicide watch, says official
Dr. Conrad Murray
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(CBS/KCAL) LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles County Jail spokesperson has confirmed with CBS News' "The Early Show" that Conrad Murray was not placed on suicide watch hours after being convicted in Michael Jackson's death.

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Murray will spend the next three weeks in a downtown Los Angeles jail as he awaits sentencing following his involuntary manslaughter conviction.

A jury of seven men and five women deliberated for less than two days before convicting the celebrity doctor in Jackson's 2009 death.

Jurors had 300 pieces of evidence to consider after listening to 49 witnesses and complex medical testimony during the six-week trial.

Prosecutors argued that Murray acted in a criminally negligent manner after giving Jackson a powerful dose of the anesthetic propofol as a sleep aid. The defense, however, maintained that Jackson took a deadly dose of propofol when Murray left his bedroom hours before the singer's death.

According to CBS station KCAL, Murray faces up to four years in prison when he is sentenced on Nov. 29 but Judge Michael Pastor ordered him to be remanded immediately.

Pastor, who said Murray "poses a demonstrable risk to the safety of the public," ordered him to be held at the Los Angeles County Jail without bond.

Complete coverage of the Conrad Murray - Michael Jackson case on CBS News

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