*Dr. Conrad Murray is said to be suicidal while in jail awaiting his Nov. 29 sentencing, reports TMZ.
The doctor – who was found guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson last week – has reportedly told visitors including former girlfriend Nicole Alvarez, his bodyguard Jeff, and his legal team, that he doesn’t want to live because the trial verdict came as a shock to him.
According to TMZ, Murray has been in the medical ward at Los Angeles County Jail for the majority of his incarceration so far but has no physical ailments.
Steve Whitmore, the spokesperson for the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department explained: “A person’s medical or mental health status in the Los Angeles County Jail is protected under the law.”
After Murray was found guilty on Nov. 8, it was reported he had been placed on suicide watch and deemed a “keep away inmate,” meaning jail officials will take special precautions to keep him safe, including giving him a single cell for his own protection.
Murray faces a maximum of four years in prison.