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Conrad Murray Jurors

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9/24/2011 4:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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TMZ has obtained the questionnaires from the jurors who were selected to sit in judgement of Dr. Conrad Murray in the Michael Jackson manslaughter case.  Here are some highlights.

Juror #127  Mexican-American female, 54 years old, property manager, she has a daughter who was an alcohol and drug user 5 years ago, and she thinks famous people -- notably Paris, Britney and Lindsay -- are treated differently in court.  She loved MJ's music as a girl.

Juror #145 White male, 45, partner in management consulting firm, wife is pediatric nurse at a hospital, he's served twice on a jury before (murder and rape cases), watched "This is It" on Netflix.

Juror #61  White female, 57, unemployed, worked in past for Red Cross, divorced, listens to NPR, followed the OJ Simpson cases, her younger brother uses drugs, served 5 times on a jury.

Juror #70  White male, 54, college professor of animation and art, created characters for motion pictures at Disney, followed OJ trial, convicted of DUI, thinks celebs are not treated the same by police and can bend rules.  MJ fan.

Juror #44 Cuban/Mexican-White, watches History Channel, "Pawn Stars," "Sons of Anarchy" and "Modern Family," listens to Howard Stern, family members with alcohol addiction, served on a civil jury, fan of MJ, especially "Thriller."

Juror #49 White female, 43, head of communications for international marketing firm, watches NCIS and Hawaii Five-0, and motor sports/speed channel, worked in medical marketing, juror in criminal child sexual abuse case involving incest, does not think cops are more lenient with celebs.

Juror #100 white female, 48,  paralegal for 30 years, watches Big Brother, Survivor, Amazing Race, watched Casey Anthony trial, brother is an EMT, people of wealth and fame treated differently in court system.

Juror #52 Mexican male, 51, USPS letter carrier, watches Law and Order, wife is back-office medical assistant, fan of MJ.

Juror #99 Hispanic male, 42, school bus driver, father was addicted to alcohol, father-in-law died from alcohol abuse, served on a jury, MJ fan.

Juror #38  Hispanic female, 36, customer service rep, filed for bankruptcy, listens to Ryan Seacrest on radio, watched Casey Anthony trial because it involved a child, former employer is a doctor, father was an absent alcoholic, shot in a drive-by shooting in 1993, on a DUI jury, MJ fan.

Jury #128 African American male, 54, technical director for TV, cousin is a judge and another cousin who's a lawyer, his dad died of alcoholism, juror on 3 cases, loved the Jackson 5 as a kid, now likes Jay Z.

Juror #108 male "Wasp," 32, book seller, watches So You Think You Can Dance, Project Runway, girlfriend, in U.S. Army National Guard, grandparents attended AA, brother got DUI recently, thrown from a horse once, juror in civil trial, trained actor, MJ fan.

 
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31.

Criss    

Great job with impartiality California!

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32.

Joe    

Dr Murray is innocent. Michael Jackson wanted to do drugs.

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33.

Kathlk    

Oh please...where do you get your info,seriously TMZ! How ironic that you list ones who are "appaently" MJ fans. Hey I am an MJ fan from way back & Im CAn say yes he had an addiction prob, but this is trial isn't about that. It is about the Dr's mis-use of a medical drug & failure in of patient care.

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34.

Dan    

so dumb... seriously some of you rabid MJ fans.. how delusional are you? I loved his music, yet you as a group are so unbelievably stupid, it defies comprehension.... you are an embarrassment to mankind with your stupidity... Please stop.

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35.

john kearns    

Harvey has a political agenda DUH gay ! and a money grabbing agenda at the expense of the real stars of his show! wow Harvey so gracious to let the little people ride his jet ski's harvey really thinks people tune in to hear him direct every story to himself ! and he's not doing short guys any fav's being a greedy dictator short guy complex !slash super TOOL ! hope you die with all your money and your fake work friends you pay at home going thank god !! the bitch is dead !

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36.

Brigha from UK    

Wow. I’m shocked that the American legal system has allowed publication of this information.

If, (and it’s a big IF) this TMZ article is accurate, then I have to admit that the demographic seems slanted against the doctor.
In the interests of justice that is plainly wrong. It’s important that Murray recieves a FAIR trial together with an unequivocal verdict. This case must be decided on the evidence only, and not influenced by jury bias.

Look to the future – how are we going to feel in a few years time when the media complain that Murrays conviction was always suspect because the jury was biased? Or because Murray was not allowed to implicate Klein?
These legal errors are just setting up grounds for appeal.

I really wish MJ had died in London instead of LA. No offence intended – but I think our courts have a better concept of ‘justice’.

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37.

HumanNature    

I HOPE THAT THESE 12 JURORS WILL CAREFULLY LISTEN TO THE FACTS OF THE CASE ON BOTH SIDE AND MAKE AN HONEST AND UNANIMOUS DECISION BASE ON THE LAW!!!!!


California Penal Code 192(b) PC defines "involuntary manslaughter" as an unlawful killing that takes place


during the commission of an unlawful act (not amounting to a felony), or


during the commission of a lawful act which involves a high risk of death or great bodily harm that is committed without due caution or cir****pection.


The D.A. stated that "Dr. Murray did unlawfully kill Michael Joseph Jackson by acting without due caution and cir****pection". Prosecutors will attempt to prove that Dr. Murray acted with criminal negligence when he administered such a large dose of the anesthetic…an anesthetic that they contend is used in preparation for surgery, not as a sleep aid (which is why it was being used). The D.A. will argue that a reasonable doctor in the same situation would not have authorized the same quantity of the drug.


http://www.shouselaw.com/involuntary_manslaughter.html#1


FURTHERMORE, I ALSO HOPE THAT THESE 12 JURORS WILL BE ATTENTIVE, ALERT AND PLEASE TAKE NOTES!!!!!


JUSTICE 4 MJ

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39.

HumanNature    

Brigha from UK:


I TOTALLY DISAGREE ABOUT THE SELECTION OF THE 12 JURORS!!!!!


THESE 12 JURORS REPRESENT THE DIVERSITY OF AMERICA AND THE DEMOGRAPHIC OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA!!!!


THESE 12 JURORS ARE CON "QUACK" THE MURDERER PEERS WHO WILL LISTEN TO THE FACTS OF THE CASE AND RENDER A DECISION BASED ON THE LAW!!!!


I HAVE THE UP MOST RESPECT FOR JUDGE PASTOR WHO WILL MAKE SURE THAT THE "QUACK" WILL RECEIVE A "FAIR TRIAL"!!!!


I REALLY HOPE THAT YOU AND OTHERS DID NOT THINK THAT THE PROSECUTION AND DEFENSE WOULD HAVE FOUND 16 PEOPLE WHO DID NOT KNOW MJ????


THAT THINKING AND BELIEF IS TOTALLY ABSURD!!!!!!


THESE 12 JURORS WILL LISTEN TO THE FACTS OF THE CASE AND MAKE A UNANIMOUS DECISION BASED ON THE "LAW" NOT MJ!!!!


THIS TRIAL IS SOLELY ABOUT CON "QUACK" THE MURDERER AND HIS RECKLESS ACTION AND THE KILLING OF MJ!!!!


THAT'S ALL!!!!


OPENING STATEMENTS IS AT 9:00 AM (PACIFIC TIME) ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011


THE TRIAL WILL BE STREAMING LIVE ON THE INTERNET!!!!


CNN, MOST OF THE BLOGS DEDICATED TO MJ, RADARONLINE, ABCNEWS, MSNBC, THE LOCAL LA NEWS AND ETC. WILL BE THERE!!!!


*Special Announcement* PositivelyMichael Partners with Tom Mesereau


The staff of PositivelyMichael is pleased to announce that we will be partnering with Thomas Mesereau during Conrad Murray’s involuntary manslaughter trial. Tom was Michael Jackson's lead defense attorney for the 2005 trial, and his vast knowledge of legal discourse and trial activities will be an amazing resource to help MJ fans and the greater community better understand the ins and outs of the coming legal proceedings. As fans, it is very important that we can all stand together in unity and raise our voices in support of Michael with accuracy and authority during the trial. With Tom's help, we will all have an easier time fully understanding everything that is going on and hopefully limit the amount of mis-information that will undoubtedly be spread in the coming weeks.

During the trial, we will be releasing regular podcasts in which Tom will answer fan questions. We have created a sticky thread in the Investigation Section of our forum where your can submit your questions to Tom. We will also accept questions through twitter (@posmike). Since the questions posted on our forum will be most easily accessible they will be answered with higher priority. Everyone is welcome to post questions on the forum here: (http://www.positivelymichael.com/for...r-Tom-Mesereau)

We will unfortunately not be able to use every submitted question, so our team will choose the questions based on relevance, importance and interest in the fan community. Remember, these questions are meant to assist fans in getting as much information as possible out of the legal proceedings, so choose them well!

Thanks to all of our members, our readers, our listeners, and of course Thomas Mesereau. We hope that through this partnership, seeking justice for Michael will be just a little bit easier.

-PositivelyMichael Staff


http://www.positivelymichael.com/forums/content.php?186-Announcement-PositivelyMichael%92s-Trial-Partnership-with-Tom-Mesereau


JUSTICE 4 MJ


PEACE

1021 days ago
40.

HumanNature    

Michael Jackson - Keep The Faith (Official Video)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGXmLwoTcfk

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41.

HumanNature    

MJ FANS AROUND THE WORLD STAND TOGETHER AND KEEP THE "KING OF ALL MUSIC" MICHAEL JOSEPH JACKSON LEGACY ALIVE!!!!


Michael Jackson - Will You Be There


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUaMzwNPgro&feature=fvwp&NR=1


JUSTICE 4 MJ


PEACE

1021 days ago
42.

HumanNature    

Trial of Michael Jackson's doctor begins as jury is set


Los Angeles (CNN) -- Prosecutors want jurors in Dr. Conrad Murray's involuntary manslaughter trial to hear testimony about investigators' failed efforts to question the doctor in the weeks after Michael Jackson's death.

Defense lawyers have asked the judge to block the testimony, arguing it "would create substantial danger of undue prejudice, undue waste of time, confuse the issues, or mislead the jury."

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor may consider the issue at a hearing Monday morning, a day before opening statements are delivered in Murray's trial.

The selection of a jury Friday officially began the Murray's trial, which is expected to continue until the end of October.
Experts key in trial of Jackson's doctor
Michael Jackson fans kicked out of court

The defense argued in a court filing Friday that the prosecution ignored Dr. Murray's "willingness to engage in various conversations and to take part in lengthy interviews conducted by law enforcement and medical personnel," including two days after Jackson's death when he voluntarily spent two hours answering police questions.

"In fact, it was only after Dr. Murray learned that information was 'anonymously' leaked to the public that Dr. Murray decided to invoke his right to remain silent," the defense said.

A prosecution filing detailed email and phone mail attempts by the county coroner and a police detective to request meetings with Murray after the first interview.

"In actuality, law enforcement never contacted Dr. Murray during this time," the defense filing said. "Law enforcement's 'efforts' consisted merely of a handful of unanswered voice mails and emails that were left with Dr. Murray's counsel and with his office. There is no indication whatsoever that Dr. Murray acted evasively."

Twelve jurors and five alternates will report to court Tuesday morning to hear opening statements in the case against Murray. A sixth alternate juror was dismissed just minutes after she was sworn in Friday.

Judge Pastor sealed the reason for her dismissal, but court spectators overheard the woman acknowledging that she had dealings with one of Murray's lawyers several years ago. She failed to mention that during the jury selection process, but a man who had just been dismissed as a prospective juror gave the information to court officials.

"It seems like a good jury panel," defense lawyer Michael Flanagan said after the jury was seated Friday.

The jury consists of seven men and five women, include six who are white, five who listed their ethnicity as Mexican or hispanic and one who identified himself as African-American.

Flanagan said the defense paid little attention to juror's ethnicity, but instead focused on their answers to the 32-page jury questionnaire.

The court released copies of their answers late Friday, giving a glimpse at the 12 Los Angeles County residents who will decide Murray's fate.

Three of the women said they followed the Casey Anthony trial over the summer. Defense lawyers unsuccessfully used the Anthony case to argue that Murray jurors should be sequestered in a hotel during the trial to shelter them from media reports.

One juror, a retired cartoon animator, said he once met Michael Jackson.

Several jurors described themselves as Michael Jackson fans and two have seen "This Is It," the do***entary of Jackson's rehearsals just before his death.

They and their fellow jurors will see clips from the film again since the prosecution is expected to show them during the first day of the trial Tuesday.

Murray could face up to four years in prison if the jury finds him guilty.

The Los Angeles coroner has ruled that 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.

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


http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/24/justice/california-conrad-murray-trial/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

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43.

HumanNature    

Jury Seated in Conrad Murray Trial


Los Angeles - A seven-man, five-woman jury was chosen Friday to hear the trial of Michael Jackson's personal physician, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter for the pop superstar's 2009 death.

Six other people -- four women and two men -- were sworn in as alternate jurors soon afterward, but one of the alternate jurors was quickly dismissed after she was brought back into the downtown Los Angeles courtroom and spoke privately with attorneys and Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael E. Pastor. No reason for the dismissal was publicly announced.

The judge instructed jurors to return to court Tuesday morning, when attorneys are expected to give their opening statements in Dr. Conrad Murray's trial.

Before excusing jurors, the judge advised them again not to "read, listen to or watch any news report or any other commentary about this case from any source" and to "keep an open mind throughout the trial."

Questioned individually by the judge about whether they would follow his instructions, each of the jurors promised that they would.

Pastor noted earlier that the trial will be televised, although the jury selection process was not, and promised them that "at no time will jurors be photographed or filmed or otherwise recorded."

"We take your privacy seriously," he said.

Murray, 58, watched jurors attentively from across the courtroom as they were questioned, at one point pushing his chair out to get a better look.

The lengthy day of questioning began with 84 prospective jurors, 10 of whom were quickly dismissed for hardship reasons.

The jury was empaneled after attorneys from each side had used the maximum 10 peremptory challenges -- in which they can excuse a juror without having to state a reason. The alternates were chosen after the defense used all of its six peremptory challenges, while the prosecution dismissed four prospective alternates.

Jury questionnaires released after the 12 jurors were chosen show that just over half of them responded affirmatively to a question about whether they had ever considered themselves a fan of Jackson or the Jackson family.

A 32-year-old man wrote on his questionnaire that he owned two or three of Jackson's records, and a 54-year-old woman wrote that she "loved his music as a very young girl, as an adult not so much." Another panelist, a 54-year-old man, wrote that he thought Jackson was a "gifted performer."

All of the jurors checked off that they had no feeling or opinion about Murray and that they had not closely followed the case, but some wrote that they had been interested in other high-profile trials including the case against O.J. Simpson and the recent trial of Casey Anthony in Florida.

The jurors -- who live throughout Los Angeles County -- range in age from their 30s to 50s and include high school graduates, those who have attended some college or have a college degree and one with an MBA.

Most checked off that it didn't matter if they were chosen for the jury but that they would be prepared to serve. One wrote that he wanted to serve because "I find the process interesting," and another wrote that it was her "duty as an American" to serve.

During the first round of questioning, defense attorney Edward Chernoff asked the group if they could honestly say they had never read, heard or seen anything about Jackson's lifestyle, family or personality, or about his own client. None raised their hands.

Deputy District Attorney David Walgren asked one of the potential jurors why she had put an exclamation mark on her jury questionnaire after responding "No" to a question about whether she had seen `This Is It," the do***entary made from rehearsal footage of the singer in the days before his death from propofol intoxication on June 25, 2009, at the age of 50.

"That was an emphatic 'No.' I wasn't interested," said the woman, who was later dismissed by the defense.

The judge told the group that today's proceedings were an opportunity for the attorneys to ask follow-up questions stemming from the detailed 30-page questionnaires the prospective jurors filled out earlier this month, noting that none of the questions were designed to embarrass or humiliate them.

"It's not going to take all that long," he said, with Walgren later referring to a comment he had heard light-heartedly comparing the process to speed dating.

Chernoff also noted that "there is a lot of publicity involved in this case," and that it "may be an interesting case" and may be "fascinating" for those who like science.

The defense attorney asked if anyone wanted to be a juror on the trial because of either Jackson or Murray. No one raised their hand.

When asked to describe Jackson's personality, one woman said she remembered him "as a child, his dancing, his music" and remembered The Jackson 5, the group comprised of a young Jackson and four of his older brothers. She said she did not still think of him as a child. That woman remained on the panel.

In his questioning, Walgren quizzed

potential jurors on what they would do if they were left with unanswered questions during the trial and whether they believed they could be fair.

"I feel I'd be fair ... Everything I hear will be the first time," one man said after Walgren noted that he reported in his questionnaire that he knew very little about the case. He was later dismissed by the defense.

Among the jurors who were dismissed was a nurse who got visibly emotional under questioning by Chernoff. She was called to a private, sidebar conversation with the judge and attorneys, after which she and another prospective juror were excused by the judge.

Murray is accused of administering propofol, a powerful anesthetic, to Jackson to help him sleep, then failing to properly monitor him.

The defense has suggested Jackson -- who was preparing for a series of comeback concerts in London -- could have given himself a larger dose of propofol by orally ingesting it while the doctor was out of the singer's bedroom in a rented Holmby Hills home.

Murray has been free on $75,000 bail since being charged in February 2010.

After finding there was enough evidence to require Murray to stand trial, Pastor ordered the cardiologist to "immediately cease and desist" practicing medicine in California while the criminal proceedings are pending.

Last month, the judge denied the defense's request to sequester jurors during what is expected to be a highly publicized trial that could last four to five weeks.

The judge said Aug. 25 that he has "tremendous faith in the jury system" and noted that jurors -- who will eat their snacks and meals in a jury room -- would be subject to "very strict rules and regulations."


http://www.myfoxla.com/dpp/news/local/jury-selection-continues-in-murray-trial-20110923

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44.

me    

I myself am Michael Jackson fan but wonder why there are almost only fans in the jury.

1021 days ago
45.

Zoe    

Lets face it, you could grow up in an igloo in Antarctica and still know exactly who Michael Jackson was and be influenced by him. Whether people admit it or not, they all love MJ deep down - if not the man, some aspect of his work. He was the most famous and influential entertainer of his time, you'd be hard pressed to find someone who didn't appreciate his work, so this means nothing. I just hope this guy gets what he deserves, I can't believe it's been two years and he's still shopping at Macy's. His actions were nothing short of completely reckless and irresponsible regardless of what MJ's problems were. I hope he is made an example of so all these "doctors" pumping celebrities full of drugs and contributing to their deaths can stop making blood money.

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