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Jury Questionnaire in MJ Death -- Propofol Anyone?

4/10/2011 6:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Do you have insomnia? Are you a Propofol user? Do you get your Michael Jackson news fromTMZ?  These are things Dr. Conrad Murray's lawyers, along with prosecutors, want to know about prospective jurors in his upcoming manslaughter case ... this according to the jury questionnaire.

The questionnaire is 30 pages long and has 117 questions. Among the highlights:

-- What Internet sites or blogs if any, do you visit on a regular basis? (TMZ and others are listed)
-- Have you accessed or posted any blogs concerning Michael Jackson or Conrad Murray?
-- Have you or anyone close to you ever worked in any aspect of the news media, entertainment news media, or the entertainment industry?
-- Have you or anyone close to you ever had a job that required a professional license?
-- Was that license ever suspended, revoked, restricted, or the subject of investigation or inquiry.
-- Do you have any familiarity with the following medications? (Several meds are listed, many of them drugs Jackson took, including Propofol)
-- Do you know anyone who is or has been addicted to prescription medication?
-- Are you or someone close to you currently taking medication for pain, anxiety, depression or insomnia?
-- Over 100 potential witnesses are listed, including the following members of the Jackson family: Blanket, Jackie, Janet, Jermaine, Joe, La Toya, Katherine, Marlon, Paris, Prince, Randy, Rebbie and Tito
(The next 6 have choices of Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Agree, Strongly Agree and No Opinion)
-- Celebrities and high-profile people feel like they are entitled to act however they please
-- Celebrities and high-profile people think they can bend the rules
-- Celebrities and high-profile people abuse their power and status to intimidate others into giving them what they want
-- Celebrities and high-profile people in Los Angeles get away with crimes because of their status
-- Celebrities and high-profile people in Los Angeles are treated the same way by the police as anyone else
-- Police are more lenient with celebrities and high-profile people
-- Do you think that people of wealth or fame are treated differently in the court system?
-- Have you ever considered yourself a fan of Michael Jackson or the Jackson Family?
-- Have you previously seen in person Michael Jackson, the Jackson Family, or Conrad Murray?
-- Did you ever watch "This Is It"?

The trial is supposed to start May 9.


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Thank you. I understand your frustration though.

Posted at 12:37 PM on Apr 11, 2011 by ric

Hmmmm....okay, what's up? Waiting for you to attack me like you did Oink. You seem nice but....??

1288 days ago


I am nice unless provoked. Just like anyone else. Oink took it upon herself to assume that I was a rabid hater. I am not.

Posted at 12:50 PM on Apr 11, 2011 by ric

Ok. Good to know. But I am not a fan of Conrad Murray at all. He killed someone with his recklessness and negligence. Should not matter who it was; although I know it does in the end. And none of the less than pleasant posters can say that what he did was sound medical practice. I don't care if you were a fan of Michael Jackson or not.

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Do you believe he purposely murdered Michael Jackson?

Posted at 1:03 PM on Apr 11, 2011 by ric

Honestly, I just don't know. Sometimes I do just from what came out in the Prelim. I mean, how incompetent can a doctor be? He did so many things wrong. I know some will argue that he panicked and that is why he did what he did. Not buying that at all. He is a Cardiologist for goodness sakes and should know how to deal with a emergency situation when they pop up.

Bottom line is that he should have never given Propofol outside a hospital setting and without the proper equipment. That in itself is pure recklessness and sub-standard medical care.

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Do you know who Michael Jackson is? Hello! He is the freaking king of pop. Everybody knows who he is. Some of these questions are just plain ridiculous, like this one here for example... Did you ever watch "This Is It"? Hello! This is the highest grossing concert movie of all time we are talking about here. Everybody has watched it since it's been released on DVD.

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en Todo Momento!!    

?..uh....HAIL STALIN!!!.......?

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Agreed, But Michael Jackson should never have asked for propofol outside of a hospital setting either, but that is another discussion for another time. I don't believe his recklessness translates to murder. He was incompetent absolutely, but I will never believe he was out to murder Michael Jackson. That's insane.

Posted at 1:21 PM on Apr 11, 2011 by ric

So I assume that you think Murray should be charged with Manslaughter?

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en Todo Momento!!    

yah, well it looks like they are trying to filter in people who are untrustworthy, lying and deceitful to exactly place them on this jury. i guess that is also equal to a 'fair trial' and can be included into the idea of 'justice' lol. i mean not everyone is an 'honest and caring' person/individual, so why should a jury not consist of people of this kind, exclusively? hilarious, really. real and real hilarious in some very cynical way.

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en Todo Momento!!    

damn. and i thought scientology was bad. this takes the cake and tops it off with ice cream topping. crazy. the stasi would be real proud tho.

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en Todo Momento!!    

may as well just write: we are searching obsessive sociopaths for our jury selection. please bring psychiatric assessment to verify neurological condition and degree of severity. thank you.

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Yes. There was no murder here. At no time do I believe that this doctor intended to kill Michael Jackson. But his incompetence most probably did kill him so a manslaughter charge is appropriate.

Posted at 1:59 PM on Apr 11, 2011 by ric

While I agree with you to a certain point; still not entirely convinced he should not be charged with Murder 2. Let me explain why I think this. Every medical expert knows that Propofol is used in a surgical situation and that the patient must be monitored with specific equipment to keep them from dying while under. Murray knew this, that is why he requested such equipment from AEG but was later turned down. So knowing full well how incredibly dangerous this is; he still went ahead and did it. Now while his intention may have not been to actually kill Michael; his actions speak volumes.

And I am not convinced that Michael actually asked for Propofol at all. I think he begged Murray to help him sleep and Murray told him that he knew how to help. Why wouldn't Michael let him do this if he was convinced that this trained Medical Expert knew what the heck he was doing. JMO of course.

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Things are not good in Japan, we all need to go and HELP.All is far from over. More will be in store for Japan and possilby near by countries. Michael Jackson was all and ever an Angel, a Gods send for peole in need!!Michael, he is and was the kindest loving person anyone could of seen on this Earth walking.Michael is a golden Soul, so many of you has done this MAN WRONG !!HE WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO ALLWAYS CARED !!OUR WORLD, OUR EARTH IS IN TROUBLE! We need to CARE !!If we don't, 1/3rd of our Earth's population will be wiped out from natural disasters in the next few years.A lot of you don't care but I know some of you will.REMEMBER, HEAL THE WOLD AS MICHAEL SAID !!NOW IS THE TIME for a better tomorrow.WE NEED TO USE SUNPOWER,WIND,WATER,STAY IN THE BOUNDERYS OF NATURE !!WE ALL NEED TO CARE !!!!!!!!!!AND DO THE CHANGE BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!

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That sounds more like what happened.

Posted at 3:02 PM on Apr 11, 2011 by ric

I may have to disagree with you on that to a certain degree, but your point is a valid one.

The trial will be very interesting indeed. Let's not forget that his family has held steadfast that Murray is the fall guy too. They must know a great deal more than they are allowed to disclose. Not big on Conspiracy Theories; but they have been saying from day one that more people are involved in Michael's death.

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Danger Baby    

I have NEVER engaged in anything as stupid as filthy name calling as that only shows the ILLITERACY of the user...

American idiot

just to name a few.....

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everyones really nice.

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Danger Baby    

Question: How do we put a piece of "Deadwood" for recycling?

Answer: don't worry she is just doing that on a nightly basis. remember she once was crowned the queen of cliches.

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