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Dr. Conrad Murray

Michael Jackson Jury

Will NOT Be Sequestered

8/25/2011 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The Dr. Conrad Murray jury will NOT be sequestered, because the judge does not want jurors to feel like inmates.

Judge Michael Pastor just ruled ... even though Michael Jackson's death was incredibly high profile, he feels confident sufficient measures will be in place to make sure the jury is not contaminated or harassed.

To ensure protection, jurors will each get meals and snacks in the jury room -- not in surrounding lunch areas open to the media and public.

Murray's legal team had filed docs earlier this month asking to sequester the jury -- because they were worried the jury would be tainted by large-scale "character assassinations" ... specifically by TV pundits like Nancy Grace.

Judge Pastor said money is not the issue, even though sequestration is expensive.

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charley    

Good Luck Dr. Murray....On your side.............!

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17.

Horndog    

Somewhere Nancy Grace is smiling.

1103 days ago
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yvonne from uk    

Good move judge. Every juror no matter what they say on the questionaire will have already formed an opinion as to what the outcome of this case should be, sequestering them would not have changed that. As long as they remember that it is Murderer Murray who is on trial and not Michael hopefully we'll all see the justice we have been waiting 2 years for finally served, hope Murray is crapping his pants right now.

1103 days ago
20.

Butterfly    

Bruno Mars has revealed that Michael Jackson gave on of his favourite ever performances at the MTV Video Music Awards when he performed a medley of some of hi*****s including 'Billie Jean', 'Thriller', 'Smooth Criminal' and more.

In the build up to the awards on Sunday (August 28), the 'Grenade' singer said that he was in awe of the legend when he watch the 1995 VMA performance, when Jackson was joined with Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash.

During his VMA promo, Mars said: "Favourite VMA memory? I think one of the tightest performances I've ever seen is Michael Jackson's VMAs. He did 'Dangerous' into like 'Smooth Criminal.'"

The singer, who has been nominated for this year's Video of the Year, Best Pop Video and Best Choreography, also added: "He just showed why he was the King of Pop. He's just not human. When you were watching it, he was doing dance moves you have never seen before.He made a moment

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http://uk.omg.yahoo.com/news/bruno-mars-says-michael-jacksons-performance-favourite-vma-111656344.html

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22.

yvonne from uk    

RIP Frank Dileo, say hi to Michael for us all.

1103 days ago
23.

janet    

Michael Jackson, still dead. Michael Jackson will be torn apart.

1103 days ago
24.

Friend?    

Good news, why should they?

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25.

sofi    

Murray's legal team had filed docs earlier this month asking to sequester the jury -- because they were worried the jury would be tainted by large-scale "character assassinations" ... specifically by TV pundits like Nancy Grace.


Michael was innocent yet was handcuffed and the whole world saw it,he was also severely condemned by the media and many people also believed that he was indeed a child molester.When the defendants proved to be liars and the jury acquitted Michael on all counts weren't the tv reporters embarrassed because they were sure that he was guilty and on the way to jail?

Michael was INNOCENT and faced the media with his head up high.


murray is GUILTY,yet wasn't handcuffed,is still working and having fun but is afraid of the media?

How does he get away with it?

1103 days ago
26.

Pegasus    

Judge Refuses To Sequester Jury In Trial Of Dr. Conrad MurrayJudge Refuses To Sequester Jury In Trial Of Dr. Conrad Murray
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Posted on Aug 25, 2011 @ 03:00PM print it send it
WENNBy Jen Heger - Radar Legal Editor

Los Angeles Judge Michael Pastor has formally denied Dr. Conrad Murray's defense team motion to sequester the jury at his upcoming involuntary manslaughter trial in connection with the death of Michael Jackson, RadarOnline.com has confirmed.

The stunning decision was made at a pre-trial hearing Thursday morning as Murray's attorney Ed Chernoff vehemently argued that his client's right to a fair trial would be compromised if the jury was not sequestered.

The judge said that the cost to sequester the jury would exceed over $500k, and that juries that are sequestered often feel like inmates themselves, and are emotionally cut off from their families.

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Judge Pastor said he would admonish the jury to no*****ch or read any coverage about the case once the jury was formally impaneled. The DA's office didn't think the jury should be sequestered either. The defense stated in their motion that the cost of not sequestering the jury could result in a mistrial at any point because of an increased risk of juror misconduct, which would result in a new trial.

Jury selection is scheduled to begin on September 8, and could take about three weeks.

If convicted of involuntary manslaughter, Dr. Murray could be sentenced up to four years in state prison.

1103 days ago
27.

HumanNature    

TO ALL THE HATERS AND CON "QUACK" THE MURDERER!!!!!


REMEMBER, I TOLD YOU SO!!!!


TRIAL IS ALL ABOUT THE "QUACK"!!!

1103 days ago
28.

spyke    

The Amazing Nancy Grace. She must be amused by the number of men who are terrified of her. You would think she is the only person in the media with strong outspoken opinions on any current events but because she is a woman she is always the one singled out as a tv villian. Newsflash: real men are not afraid of strong women.

1103 days ago
29.

en Todo Momento!!    

who ever came up with this idea that a jury is a silent and secret counsel?! only under some real shady legal practices, would a jury have to be so guarded and sequestered from the general public, or??!

1103 days ago
30.

HumanNature    

NANCY GRACE IS GEARING UP TO HAVE A "TRUCK LOAD OF WHIP ASS" FOR CON "QUACK" THE MURDERER!!!!


EVERYONE IS INVITED!!!!


ROTFLMAO

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