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Conrad Murray is too big for jail cell - lawyers

Conrad Murray is seen at sentencing in a Los Angeles courtroom on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011.

October 11, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Dr. Conrad Murray is apparently too big for his jail cell and wants out. His lawyers sent a letter to Sheriff Lee Baca concerned about his health.

Lawyers say Murray is 6-foot-5 and confined to a 5-foot by 7-foot cell. They claim that has caused health problems, and he even had to be taken to the hospital.

"He can't extend feet, he can't stretch his arms, and there's no wonder that it's given rise to the problems that he has right now. County jail was not meant for long-term confinement," said Murray's attorney Michael Flanagan.

Murray's lawyers are worried his confinement could cause permanent injury or death. They are calling Baca to release him with either home confinement, GPS monitoring or work release.

The sheriff's department has not commented on the matter.