Michael Jackson fans from overseas gather at Conrad Murray trial
Julliette, Beatriz Moran and Natlalie Sorard were the first three Michael Jackson fans in line Friday for the fourth day of proceedings that will decide the fate of the late pop star's doctor.
The three friends are from three different countries -- Denmark, Spain and France -- but their shared love of Jackson brought them together at his international concerts over the years.
Back in the day, they used snail mail to keep in touch, but this most recent reunion was planned through texting and Facebook.
"It was very hard for us to come for the first week of the trial because they kept changing the dates," Julliette said. "We kept booking flights and canceling. But for us it was not really a question of if we would go, it was a question of when."
With bright blue-and-red writing, the signs demonized the doctor, calling him names such as "Dr. Death."
Moran said they do not plan to go inside the courtroom, even though they arrived around 6:30 a.m.
"We just want to show our support," Julliette said. "It was a lot of money. It got rescheduled four times.
"But we were able to travel before for concerts, so there was no doubt in our minds that we should also be here for this."
-- Matt Stevens at Los Angeles County Superior Court
Photo: Myra Julliette holds a placard outside the courthouse Thursday on the third day of trial for Dr. Conrad Murray. Credit: Frederic J. Brown / AFP/Getty Images