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Conrad Murray Trial

Read the Jury Questionnaire

9/9/2011 4:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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TMZ has obtained a copy of the jury questionnaire in Dr. Conrad Murray's manslaughter trial, and the lawyers and judge want to know just how obsessed potential jurors are over high-profile cases like Casey Anthony.

Among the 113 questions ...

-- Over the past several years, have you followed any publicized cases?   (e.g., OJ Simpson, Robert Blake, Phil Spector, Casey Anthony, etc).

-- Have you accessed or posted any blogs concerning Michael Jackson or Conrad Murray?

-- Agree or disagree .... Celebrities and high-profile people feel they are entitled to act however they please.

-- Agree or disagree .... Celebrities and high-profile people in Los Angeles get away with crimes because of their status.

-- Has your life or the life of anyone close to you ever been affected by the behavior of someone who had a drug (prescription or other) or alcohol addiction?

-- Did you ever watch "This Is It?"

-- Have you ever considered yourself a fan of Michael Jackson or the Jackson family?

-- Have you ever undergone a medical procedure that required an anesthetic?

-- Have you ever been prescribed medication by a friend who is a physician?

-- Has your physician ever refused to prescribe a medication that you specifically requested?

And the questionnaire lists potential witnesses to see if prospective jurors know any of them.  The witnesses include Janet Jackson, Jermaine, Joe, La Toya, Katherine, Paris, Prince, Blanket, Randy, Marlon, Tito and Rebbie.



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91.

Janar    

HumanNature: 1 day ago

HOW IN THE WORLD DID TMZ GET A HOLD OF THE JURORS QUESTIONNAIRE????


IS THIS TRIAL STARTING TO GEAR UP TO BECOME A "MISTRIAL"??????


DID THE "QUACK" DEFENSE LEAK THE JUROR QUESTIONNAIRE AGAIN??????
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It could be a fake questionnaire that they got a hold of.
Because otherwise, that could result in a criminal act also.

1106 days ago
92.

Pegasus    

Plea deal never considered in Michael Jackson's death, lawyer saysBy Alan Duke, CNNSeptember 9, 2011 6:51 p.m. EDT
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
NEW: The initial phase of jury selection ends in the Conrad Murray trial
"Plea bargains are for guilty people," Dr. Murray's lawyer says
Defense lawyer Ed Chernoff won't say if Murray will testify in his trial
Murray is more concerned with losing his medical license than jail time, Chernoff says
Los Angeles (CNN) -- Dr. Conrad Murray never considered a plea deal to resolve the involuntary manslaughter charge against him in the death of Michael Jackson, his lawyer said.

"Plea bargains are for guilty people," Murray defense lawyer Ed Chernoff said in an interview this week with Jean Casarez, a reporter with CNN sister network In Session. "If you're not guilty then we need to go to trial."

Chernoff would not reveal if he plans to have Murray testify in his defense.

"Even if that had been decided, we wouldn't be talking about evidence at trial," Chernoff said.

The search for 18 Los Angeles County citizens qualified to sit in judgment of Murray reached the end of its first phase after a second day of jury selection Friday. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor decided the pool of potential jurors found to be able to withstand the hardship of a month-long trial is deep enough for the final phase.

They were given a questionnaire, about 30 pages long, to determine if they can put aside biases and what they've heard about the pop star's death to reach a fair verdict. Lawyers will question them about their answers when they return to court September 23.

During Friday's orientation for potential jurors, Pastor conducted a moment of silence to honor the victims of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks.

"If we get a jury that's willing to just go by what is being presented in court, then we have a very good shot at getting the right result in this case," Chernoff said in his In Session interview.

Murray's defense team failed to convince Pastor and an appeals court to shelter jurors from trial media coverage by keeping them sequestered in a hotel for the duration of the trial, expected to last about a month.

Chernoff and his team will have two weeks to study answers to the jury questionnaire to determine which potential jurors have already made up their minds about Murray's guilt. They did this once before, but the trial was delayed over the summer.

"One of the things that we learned in the case the last go-around in the jury selection, it's absolutely shocking how many jurors think already they know everything about this case," Chernoff said.

The Los Angeles coroner has ruled that Michael Jackson's death on June 25, 2009, was caused by an overdose of the surgical anesthetic propofol, combined with other drugs.

Prosecutors have accused Murray, who served as Jackson's personal and full-time physician at the time, of having a role in the overdose.

If convicted on the involuntary manslaughter charge, Murray could face up to four years in prison.

It is his medical license, not the possible prison time, that Murray is most concerned about, Chernoff told In Session.

"Dr. Murray is a doctor," he said. "That's what he is."

He holds medical licenses in California, Nevada and Texas, but a conviction would trigger a process to revoke them.

Murray wants to be able to continue serving his low-income patients in an impoverished neighborhood in Houston, Texas, Chernoff said. "This is a neighborhood that in the 1970s was still dirt roads."

"When Dr. Murray decided he was going to open up a cardiology practice," he said, "that was a godsend to those folks."

Murray decided, however, in the spring of 2009 to leave that practice to become Michael Jackson's physician as the pop star prepared for a comeback tour scheduled to start that July. His pay was to be $150,000 a month with Jackson as his only patient.

Chernoff promised that Murray's reasons for leaving to work for Jackson "will be cleared up at trial."

"We're going to try to answer that question," he said. "I don't think he was abandoning anybody, because he was trying to make arrangements for his patients."

Opening statements for the trial, which will be televised, are scheduled for September 27. The judge told the jury pool he expects their service will be over on or about October 28.

The last roadblock to the start of Murray's trial came Wednesday, when a California appeals court rejected the defense's petition for a delay so that the issue of jury sequestration could be reconsidered.

Murray's lawyers had argued that Pastor had abused his discretion by rejecting a request that the jury be kept in a hotel for the duration of the trial.

They compared the upcoming trial to the recent coverage of the Casey Anthony murder trial in Florida and said Murray could not get a fair trial if the jury was not isolated from what they expect will be non-stop media coverage.

"Petition is denied in the absence in a showing of abuse of discretion," the brief appeals ruling said.

Meanwhile, evidence intended to prove Jackson could not have caused his own death might not be allowed in the trial, Pastor said in a hearing Wednesday.

Murray's defense is built on the theory that Jackson drank propofol, the surgical anesthetic the coroner concluded killed him, while the doctor was away from his bedside on the morning of June 25, 2009.

Prosecutors want jurors to hear expert testimony based on a recent experiment conducted on six university students in Chile that they argue proves there is "zero possibility that the propofol was orally ingested."

Pastor raised questions about the experiment in a hearing Wednesday.

"I need more information about the underlying data since it is not a scientific published article," Pastor said. "I don't know the source of the information."

The judge will allow a prosecution expert to testify about a study on piglets conducted at a veterinary college in Norway, a report defense attorneys argued has nothing to do with how oral ingestion of propofol would affect a human being.

The study involved five piglets that "have propofol suppositories shoved up their rectums and they are watched to see if they went to sleep," defense attorney Michael Flanagan said. "The rectum is at the other end of the (gastrointestinal) system."

Prosecutors contend Murray used a makeshift IV drip to administer propofol intended to help Jackson sleep, a practice they argue violated the standard of care and led to the pop icon's death.

1106 days ago
93.

Pegasus    

HN:


Apparently, different news and/or tabloids were selected to recieve a copy of the Questionnaire. See Below - Radar On-Line has it also and how and why:

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Dr. Conrad Murray Jury Selection Questionnaire Released: Radar Made It Onto The List!Dr. Conrad Murray Jury Selection Questionnaire Released: Radar Made It Onto The List!
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Posted on Sep 09, 2011 @ 05:30PM print it send it
Splash NewsBy Radar Staff

The jury selection questionnaire that is being used for the upcoming Dr. Conrad Murray involuntary manslaughter trial was released on Friday — and RadarOnline.com made it onto the list!

Question 32 asks: “What internet sites or blogs, if any, do you visit?” And listed between PerezHilton and the SmokingGun is RadarOnline.com!

Read The Questionnaire On RadarOnline.com

The questionnaire goes in-depth, quizzing potential jurors about their education level, employment history, their hobbies and recreational interests, news consumption habits, lifestyle and health issues, medication consumption, criminal background and past interactions with law enforcement and the court system.

In addition, potential jurors are quizzed about their “ attitudes about celebrities and people in the news” and their “case knowledge and exposure.”

PHOTOS: Michael Jackson's Family Arrives At Court

More than half of the first panel of prospective jurors were dismissed on Thursday because of hardship claims. It’s not known yet how many will be dismissed because of their pre-conceived ideas about Michael Jackson’s death and of Dr. Murray.

Not surprisingly, all potential jurors have some knowledge of the case — when the judge asked on Thursday if anyone was unaware of it, not a single hand was raised.

PHOTOS: Stars Who OD’d

"We didn't expect you'd been living under a rock for the past several years, or that you made a pit stop from Mars," Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor said in response.

Dr. Murray is accused of administering a lethal dose of the anesthetic, Propofol, to Jackson in the bedroom of the singer’s mansion in June 2009. Murray denies all charges though, and his legal team contend that Jackson swallowed an overdose of Propofol when Murray was out of the room

PHOTOS: Michael Jackson Through The Years

Judge Pastor has warned potential jurors that if selected for the trial they must wait until 90 days after the case is over to negotiate any deals to be paid for information.

"This is not a case about whether Dr. Murray is guilty or innocent," Judge Pastor said. "It's about whether the people can meet the burden of proving him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt."

PHOTOS: Katherine Jackson Holds Memorial For King Of Pop In His Hometown

Prosecutors and defense attorneys will have several days to read through completed questionnaires. Direct questioning of potential jurors begins on Sept. 23.

Murray faces up to four years in prison and the loss of his medical license if convicted.

1106 days ago
94.

Pegasus    

HN:


See it states that RadarOnLine.com was On the List!


The List? That means that it was intentionally put out there!

1106 days ago
95.

Eva    

To those of you who actually read this questionnaire: please help me to understand.
Many times, prospective jurors are asked to give detailed and rather personal information about "anyone close to you [to the prospective juror]". In the same time, prospective jurors are ordered to NOT discuss this questionnaire with anyone else, and to sign their answers under penalty of perjury. How can the jurors make sure they give the right (true, correct and complete) answers about "anyone close" to them if they cannot discuss these specific issues with the people close to them?
And why, if the questionnaire is not to be discussed by prospective jurors, have these 31 pages been made public?

1105 days ago
96.

janicebyrne    

Many with a personal agenda (whether FOR or AGAINST Murray or MJ) will simply lie on the form. This will not be an unbiased jury. It's just not possible in such a high profile case. Like most other people, I have already made up my mind on this one. Whether or not MJ had a medical dependency is totally irrelevant. The FACT of the matter is the doc was incompetent and negligent and he is guilty. He must also have his licence permanently revoked. He is not fit for purpose.

1105 days ago
97.

sofi    

If the brothers and sisters testify,one thing is certain:
murray will walk a free man from the trial.

1103 days ago
98.

Pegasus    

Jermaine Jackson On Joe’s Discipline, Plan To Smuggle Michael To Mid East & MoreJermaine Jackson On Joe’s Discipline, Plan To Smuggle Michael To Mid East & More
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Posted on Sep 13, 2011 @ 11:00AM print it send it By Radar Staff

From hearing a young Michael Jackson endure a beating from their disciplinarian father, to smuggling Michael out of the country, to staring at Michael's casket, Jermaine Jackson held nothing back in an emotional ABC News interview Tuesday in support of his new book, You Are Not Alone: Michael, Through a Brother's Eyes.

Jermaine said he was excited the first time he heard Jackson family patriarch Joe discipline the young King of Pop with a switch (a thin rod used for whipping) because he knew that behind the discipline, there was care.

“[Joe] wanted to show us, 'I care about you,’” Jermaine said during a preview which aired on Good Morning America. “Even if I have to whip your butt, I care about you.’”

PHOTOS: Michael Jackson Through The Years

He continued, "We wouldn't want to be raised any other way, with the way he raised us. It's hard raising nine kids, bringing them from Indiana out here ... that was his whole thing, to wanting to keep his family together."

In a soundbite sure to stir some controversy, Jermaine said he was fully prepared to smuggle his younger brother out of the country when he was accused of child molestation in 2004.

"We would have gone to the Middle East, to Bahrain, to Saudi," Jermaine said, noting he wasn't worried about running afoul of the law because authorities "wouldn't have caught me."

PHOTOS: Stars Who OD’d

"Why should he go to jail for something he didn't do?" he said of his brother, who was eventually acquitted of the charges in 2005.

Jermaine dug deep and discussed the moments following Michael's June 25, 2009 death in Holmby Hills, California.

"To hear my mother say, 'He's dead' -- to hear her say this -- I lost it. It couldn't be. It couldn't be. But when my mother said, 'He's dead,' I knew.

PHOTOS: Katherine Jackson Holds Memorial For King Of Pop In His Hometown

"And there he was, laying there," Jermaine said. "And La Toya was there before us. And he was lifeless. I touched his forehead, his face. And it was still soft. And I kissed him. And I pulled back his eyeballs to look in his eyes. And I just told him how much I love him and, 'I'm gonna miss you so much.'"

Watch the video on RadarOnline.com

Jermaine said to this day, he finds himself "saying, Michael, you're supposed to be here ... you have so many more years left on your life."

The entire piece will air on Tuesday's edition of Nightline at 11:35/10:35c; You Are Not Alone: Michael, Through a Brother's Eyes is in stores now.

1103 days ago
99.

jules    

Dr. Conrad is NO GUILTY,

He is not hte cause of MJ's death. He was his doctor, as well as many others. His plastic surgeon, his therapist, every doctor on his payroll.

Have you ever had a friend that was RICH AND GAVE you everything? YES, NO, ??

MJ was the only one in controle of his DRUGS, because he was the BOSS. No matter what anyone says, the only person who is responsible is Michael himself.

He was the one that was in power.... Hr had DR's from every direction making the perscriptions.

1101 days ago
100.

jules    

MJ was the one with all the power and the money!!! He was in control of what he demanded and wanted.. TO blame others is so wrong. Everyone looked up to him as being a charismatic being that knew what was best for himself. NO ONE SHOULD BE FOUND GUILTY OF CAUSEING HIS DEATH... unless they can prove it was unwanted.

Lets just let MJ have his peace and quit blaming the people that loved him and did what they were told because....who are you to argue with the KING???????

1101 days ago
101.

Joanne    

Good question to ask a Dr. Conrad Murray's is
Why did you give a fatal droque Michael has and you knew you had no right to sell a droque so powerful and you knew it could kill him!
Simple question
Guilty

1096 days ago
102.

Pizzaandbeer    

Sure wish I could have been on this jury--I'd have been PERFECT for it!
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-- Over the past several years, have you followed any publicized cases? (e.g., OJ Simpson, Robert Blake, Phil Spector, Casey Anthony, etc).
NO

-- Have you accessed or posted any blogs concerning Michael Jackson or Conrad Murray?
NO

-- Agree or disagree .... Celebrities and high-profile people feel they are entitled to act however they please.
YES

-- Agree or disagree .... Celebrities and high-profile people in Los Angeles get away with crimes because of their status.
NO (because of money-not status--two different things)

-- Has your life or the life of anyone close to you ever been affected by the behavior of someone who had a drug (prescription or other) or alcohol addiction?
YES

-- Did you ever watch "This Is It?"
NO (Never heard of it)

-- Have you ever considered yourself a fan of Michael Jackson or the Jackson family?
NO

-- Have you ever undergone a medical procedure that required an anesthetic?
YES-(a cesarian section)

-- Have you ever been prescribed medication by a friend who is a physician?
NO

-- Has your physician ever refused to prescribe a medication that you specifically requested?
NO
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1090 days ago
103.

Kristy Alcorte    

I believe he is guilty( my opinion ) of these charges and needs to serve time in jail. The court needs to stop slapping these so called Doctors on the hand and give them some HARD time. Conrad needs to man up and just say it was a accident at least. However he just throws MJ under the bus calling names, attacking a person who can't speak now. That should show how heartless this man really is. Then think what doc tries CPR on a bed? I myself have had propofol while in surgery a few times and was intabated so I did not stop breathing and a nurse stayed right with the whole time. As soon as it got right into me just a little I was out. Conrad was a doctor and MJ trusted him, as a doctor you should have enough common sense not to order a med like that unless you are in a hospital. Well I pray MJ gets justice and as for the drug use well I have to take a good amount of meds to sleep myself. Unless you know how it is not to sleep then you can't understand. The big picture here is that Conrad new that med should not be given to him yet all he saw was green. If MJ gets no justice on this earth he will when the man who caused his death stands before God. P.S. I was a abused child and protect my kids at all cost and without a doubt I would trust MJ with my Angels. A beautiful man, a beautiful heart, a beautiful soul RIP MJ you will always live on in our hearts forever and always be the Greatest no other will be like you. RIP beautiful Angel

1088 days ago
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