Michael Jackson's Trials

Michael Jackson's Trials


The Ongoing Trials of The Late Michael Jackson

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Jury Search Commences

The search for jurors for the forthcoming trial of Doctor Conrad Murray has moved up a notch.

Prospective jurors have completed a 166 question (30 page questionnaire), which has whittled numbers down to 145 potential jurors cleared for further questioning.

Among the myriad of questions were the following:

- Have potential jurors read newspaper stories about Michael Jackson's death?
- Have they followed coverage of legal developments?
- Did they watch the funeral or memorial service for Jackson, or did they try to attend the services in person?

The next phase of juror selection will be in court questioning on September 23rd.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Jury Selection Begins

Jury selection for the trial of Dr Conrad Murray, for the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson, will begin today (Thursday).

The 2nd District Court of Appeals has denied a petition by Dr Murray's defence lawyers, who sought jury sequestration.

The Court of Appeals upheld the ruling of Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor, who said that round the clock isolation was unnecessary, prohibitively expensive and stressful for jurors.

Potential jurors will attend court this morning and complete a lengthy questionnaire.

The trial is scheduled begin in the last week in September.