Jury Finalised In Michael Jackson Trial
A bus driver and a bookseller are among the 12 jurors selected...
The jury for the trial of Michael Jackson’s personal physician, Dr Conrad Murray, has been chosen.
Twelve men and woman were selected from a panel of nearly 400, after completing a 30-page questionnaire about Michael’s music, his famous family and the media coverage of his death. All potential jurors were questioned as to whether they were a fan of the superstar and had ever bought his music or DVDs or been to his concerts.
Of the final 12, one is African-American, five are Hispanic and six are Caucasian. Their occupations include bus driver, bookseller and paralegal, reports the BBC.
Dr Conrad Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter charges. He is accused of injecting the Thriller star with the powerful anaesthetic Propofol before his death in 2009.
He could face up to four years in prison if found guilty; the trial begins on Tuesday.
On a brighter note, MJ’s son Prince Michael has made his first solo public appearance. He wore a red and black suit similar to one worn by his father in the past, at a charity event in Berlin to oversee the auction of his father’s handwritten Bad manuscript.