R. Kelly was on suicide watch after conviction in New York, lawyer says as trial date set in Chicago case
In this file photo, singer R. Kelly is seen at the Daley Center in Chicago for a child support hearing on March 13, 2019.. - Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune/TNS

CHICAGO — R&B singer R. Kelly was on suicide watch following his conviction on racketeering charges in New York, his lawyer told a federal judge in Chicago on Wednesday. In the first court hearing since a jury found Kelly guilty three weeks ago, attorney Steve Greenberg said the U.S. Bureau of Prisons placed the singer on suicide watch for some time but that has since been lifted. Placing a recently convicted prisoner under increased monitoring is common in the federal prison system and Greenberg did not say that Kelly had expressed any actual desire to harm himself. Greenberg also said Kelly ...