Michael Jackson went to court yesterday, as the jury selection process resumed in his trial. He wore a black suit with a red satin shirt and gold and red brocade vest, with a sunburst pin on his pocket and a jewel-encrusted accessory on his vest.
Judge Rodney Melville kicked off the proceedings, by telling the 240 potential jurors that attorneys will question them to make sure they can be fair.
"I have not made up my mind in this case and I want to select a jury that feels exactly the same way..".
The first batch of 18 potential jurors were questioned as to whether they could give Jackson a fair trial. All but 2 said that they could.
One woman said that she was "leery" of news reports, another said that she had followed everything written about him; and doubted of she could give him a fair trial.
16 said they could not judge someone of another race fairly, whilst 67 knew someone who has met Jackson or spent time at his ranch. A few said that they, or someone close, had been the victim of "inappropriate sexual behavior of any kind."