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    JEFF ROSSEN reporting: Hi , Ann , good morning to you. Conrad Murray is waking up this morning in the LA County Jail and he's so upset they've actually put him on a 24-hour medical watch. After the guilty verdict his lawyers asked the judge to let him out on bail. The judge said no, called him a risk to the public and had Murray led off in handcuffs. Now for the first time Conrad Murray on camera, angry and emotional describing Michael Jackson 's final moments.

    Offscreen Voice: We, the jury in the above entitled action find the defendant, Conrad Robert Murray , guilty of the crime of involuntary manslaughter.

    ROSSEN: Gasps in the courtroom, but Conrad Murray didn't even flinch. Suddenly the man Michael Jackson trusted with his life was a convicted felon, responsible for Michael 's death.

    Mr. JOE JACKSON: Justice was served. Justice was served.

    Mr. JERMAINE JACKSON: It's a great feeling.

    ROSSEN: And Michael 's fans cheered, too, celebrating in the streets. But prosecutors weren't done yet.

    Mr. MICHAEL WALGREN: At this time, your honor, the people would ask that the defendant be remanded into custody.

    ROSSEN: The judge agreed.

    Judge MICHAEL E. PASTOR: Dr. Murray 's reckless conduct in this case poses a demonstrable risk to the safety of the public, Public safety demands that he be remanded.

    ROSSEN: And there he went, straight to jail in handcuffs to spend his first night behind bars. Murray 's California medical license, that was stripped away, too.

    Mr. WALGREN: I just thank the jury and our sympathies go out to the Jackson family at this time for the loss that they have suffered.

    ROSSEN: Over the past six weeks at times it felt like Michael Jackson himself was on trial, the defense painting the pop star as a desperate addict, using Dr. Murray to get drugs, a down-on-his-luck has-been with a bizarre lifestyle.

    Unidentified Attorney: I think everything about him is sick.

    ROSSEN: Cameras were given exclusive access to Murray 's defense team.

    Dr. CONRAD MURRAY: Thank you. I love you, Lord.

    ROSSEN: And even access to Conrad Murray himself, during the trial, behind closed doors, all for a documentary, " Michael Jackson and the Doctor" airing later this week on MSNBC . Murray opening up about his star patient.

    Dr. MURRAY: He really could not sleep. Have you ever seen the "Thriller" image when he was made up? He looked that hysterical.

    ROSSEN: For the first time on camera, Murray describes what happened inside Michael 's bedroom the day he died, blaming Jackson 's bodyguard for the chaos.

    Dr. MURRAY: I told security to get the kids away from there. Get the kids away from there because I did not want them to see their father getting CPR .

    Mr. ALBERTO ALVAREZ (Michael Jackson's Bodyguard): Kind of ushered them out and said, 'Kids, don't worry, we'll take care of it. Everything is going to be OK.'

    Dr. MURRAY: And he says, 'Oh, Doctor, Doctor , what happened?' 'I need help!" I'm doing CPR , Mr. Jackson 's not breathing. Come in here, get me help. Call 911, I need you to call 911.'

    Mr. ALVAREZ: We have a gentleman here that needs help and he's not breathing.

    Dr. MURRAY: In addition to me doing CPR , chest compression, and trying to resuscitate this patient, he's -- I'm controlling him on the 911 call. 'How old is this patient?' 'Fifty. Get over here. Get here, I need you to come. Come on. Help me.'

    ROSSEN: The bodyguard says he did all he could. It isn't all anger from Murray . He gets emotional, too, discussing his close relationship with Michael , like kindred spirits.

    Dr. MURRAY: He said, 'Of all my life I have found one friend, which is you, Dr. Conrad .'

    ROSSEN: Murray says they both grew up with controlling fathers.

    Dr. MURRAY: I think in some ways, you know, there was some mirror images of our lives, especially we entirely did not have the full appreciation from our fathers. He had a dad that never hugged him, never hugged his own children. He lived a life greater than a 100 years of pain of any human on Earth .

    ROSSEN: But even if Murray 's intentions were good, the jury didn't seem to care, guilty, and now it is the doctor who faces years of suffering. So here's what comes next. Murray will be sentenced on November 29th , and the judge has full discretion here. He can give Murray anything from just probation up to four years in state prison. Legal experts say the fact the judge sent him right to jail on Monday, not a good sign for Murray at sentencing, Ann.

Photos: Michael Jackson death trial

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  1. Making a statement

    Fans show off T-shirts emblazoned with "Thriller Killer" before the sentencing hearing of Dr. Conrad Murray on Nov. 29, 2011. Murray was sentenced to four years behind bars after being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of his patient, Michael Jackson, on June 25, 2009. (Jason Redmond / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Remembering Michael

    A Michael Jackson fan carries a placard outside the Los Angeles courthouse where the sentencing of Dr. Conrad Murray took place. (Mike Nelson / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Cheering for Michael

    Michael Jackson fans react to the guilty verdict in the Dr. Conrad Murray involuntary manslaughter trial outside the Los Angeles Criminal Courts building. (Mike Nelson / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Delight at the Apollo

    Jackson fans outside the Apollo theatre in the Harlem section of New York react to the reading of the verdict in Murray's trial in Los Angeles. (Mike Segar / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Ready for the verdict

    Jackson's parents Joe and Katherine Jackson arrive at the Los Angeles Criminal Courts building in downtown Los Angeles to hear the verdict in the case involving their son's death. (Nick Ut / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Her verdict is already in

    A fan of Jackson holds a sign outside the Los Angeles Criminal Courts building during the first day of jury deliberations on Friday, Nov. 4. (Toby Canham / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. LaToya's arrival

    LaToya Jackson arrives with Rick and Kathy Hilton, the parents of Paris Hilton, rear, for the reading of the verdict in Murray's trial in Los Angeles on Monday, Nov. 7. (Jason Redmond / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. King of Pop's court

    Fans mingle outisde the Los Angeles Criminal Courts buillding on Friday, Nov. 4. (Toby Canham / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Caped crusader

    Michael Jackson supporter Jetset Hudson stands outside the Los Angeles Criminal Courts building during Dr. Conrad Murray's trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles on Thursday, Sept. 29. (Mario Anzuoni / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Her faces of death

    A woman holds placards outside the courthouse ahead of the third day of the trial of Murray on Thursday, Sept. 29. (Frederic J. Brown / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Sky high message

    An airplane tows a banner over the Los Angeles Criminal Courts building on Thursday, Sept. 29. (Mario Anzuoni / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Judging him to a tee

    A demonstrator stands outside the courthouse during the opening day of Murray's trial in the death of Jackson in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The trial is attracting the usual media and fan spectacle associated with high-profile court proceedings in L.A. (Danny Moloshok / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. The star's parents

    Jackson's parents, Katherine Jackson, left, and Joe Jackson, right rear, arrive at the Los Angeles Criminal Courts building to hear opening statements on Monday, Sept. 27. (Robyn Beck / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. No sunny disposition

    Michael's sister La Toya Jackson leaves the courthouse on Monday, Sept. 27. "Michael was murdered, and although he died at the hands of Dr. Conrad Murray, I believe Dr. Murray was a part of a much larger plan," La Toya has said. (Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Missing Michael

    Jackson fan Bristre Clayton of Las Vegas stands outside court during the trial of Murray. The doctor has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter and faces four years in prison and the loss of his medical license if convicted. (Jason Redmond / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. For his brother

    Michael's brother Jermaine Jackson arrives at the courthouse in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Sept. 27. "I just feel like it took so long to arrest this guy," Jermaine complained last year about the legal action against Conrad Murray. (Jason Redmond / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Lasting impression

    A demonstrator with tattoos of Jackson stands outside the Los Angeles Criminal Courts building during the opening day of Murray's trial. (Danny Moloshok / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. In the doctor's corner

    Beatrice Fakhrain, left, and Michelle Shaw read bible verses during the opening day of Murray's trial. (Danny Moloshok / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. Tough day in court

    Michael's sister and brother -- Janet and Randy Jackson -- leave the courthouse on Monday, Sept. 27. When asked this past February on TODAY if she still believed Murray was culpable, Janet replied, "Mmm-hmm. And that's all I'm going to say. I do. I really do." (Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  20. Seeking justice

    Jackson supporters hold signs outside the Los Angeles Criminal Courts building on Monday, Sept. 27. (Robyn Beck / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  21. No replacing Michael

    A fan dressed as the King of Pop makes a peace sign outside the Los Angeles Criminal Courts building where the trial of Murray is expected to last five weeks. (Robyn Beck / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
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