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Michael Jackson trial: Potential jurors to fill out survey

Michael Jackson. Hundreds of prospective jurors for the trial of Michael Jackson’s physician will fill out a 27-page questionnaire about their knowledge of the case and other issues, the judge said Tuesday.

L.A. County Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor has ordered that the questionnaire for Dr. Conrad Murray’s trial be kept confidential, but as many as 350 prospective jurors will get a look at it during the jury selection process that starts Thursday.

Testimony is expected to begin in May, and a prosecutor and a defense lawyer told the judge at a hearing Tuesday that they expect the trial will be completed by the end of June.

Murray stands accused of involuntary manslaughter in Jackson’s 2009 death from an overdose of the surgical anesthetic propofol, which was being used as a sleep aid.

Murray has pleaded not guilty and contends through his attorneys that the pop star gave himself the fatal dose.

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-- Harriet Ryan

Photo: Michael Jackson. Credit: Los Angeles Times

 
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Ha! This is a complete waste of time. Unless they have found 350 potential jury candidates who have been living under a rock for the past two years, its not likely they will find any that are unbiased or unaware of this media infused circus. This will end up being a bench trial because a change of venue won't solve the problem either. It's global awareness of astronomical proportions.

I feel that they need to have justice served already for the sake of beautiful Michael that we lost so sudden, I believe these jurors know what their jobs are going to bring forth justice for michael family, I believe god is in control of what will happen with everyone involved. god bless michael and his children forever Love Linda

It has taken long enough for this case to move forward. I read that Conrad Murray (doctor -NOT) is wanting to see records about Michael Jackson's purported demerol use. He wasnts to drag his name in the mud, because they know that they can get away with it. i hope that they get people who will be objective and fair. Michael Jackson deserves better. His journey through life was sometimes hard, but he was victorious, he showed love and compassion though his music and generousity. God bless Michael Jackson's soul and his children and his family. God is the best jugde and justice will prevail.


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