Murray held in jail’s high-security medical wing, but not on suicide watch

Last Updated: Nov 09, 2011, 15:44 PM IST

New York: Michael Jackson’s jailed doctor Conrad Murray is being held in a high-security medical facility, but is not under a suicide watch as reported, a jail official has revealed.

Murray, who is convicted of killing the pop icon, is in an area that sometimes houses suicidal inmates, but “there is no medical reason for it,” Deputy Jeff Cannon told the New York Daily News.

“It’s a matter of convenience until they determine where they can put him. It has a higher percentage of deputies to inmates,” Cannon added.

The Los Angeles Times first reported the suicide watch, citing an anonymous law enforcement source.

The report followed just hours after Murray was deemed a danger to society, handcuffed in court and told he’ll remain locked up until sentencing on Nov. 29.

ANI