Michael Jackson's trial starts today, in case your were not aware of that.
Now the actual details of the allegations will actually be revealed, much of the information regarding the trial has been subject to a gag order.
The trial kicks off at 8:30 local time. Judge Rodney Melville has warned the jury, and the reserve team of jurors, to avoid talking about the trial.
He is acutely aware of the dangers of holding such a high profile trial, quote:
"There's a real danger of jury misconduct in a case of this nature...It is extremely important that you follow the admonitions and not talk to anyone about this case. It's critical."
Neither is Judge Melville going to tolerate any delays:
"I don't want to see delays based on lack of co-operation. I will not abide not having witnesses ready."
Jackson's lawyers have said that they intend to call more than 350 witnesses, including well know name such as; Eddie Murphy, Diana Ross, Macaulay Culkin, Smokey Robinson, David Blaine, Larry King, Jay Leno and Uri Geller.
The trial could last up to six months. If convicted, Jackson could face up to 21 years in prison.
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