Potential jurors in MJ’s manslaughter case to face 100 ‘exhaustive’ questions
London: It has emerged that potential jurors in the case of Dr Conrad Murray, who is accused of involuntary manslaughter over the death of pop star Michael Jackson, will face more than 100 questions when the case gets underway on Thursday.
They may be asked exhaustive questions like whether they suffer from insomnia, what news websites they read, and whether they are familiar with various medications involved in the case, the Telegraph reported.
Questions will also include if they believe celebrities “get away with crimes because of their status” and “abuse their power.”
In a 30-page questionnaire they will also be asked if they have ever seen a member of the Jackson family in person or watched “This Is It,” a film that included footage of the singer’s final rehearsals.
Legal experts said it will be impossible to find anyone who knows nothing of Jackson, and lawyers on both sides will have to work through the jurors to find the most impartial.
Stan Goldman, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, said: “It’s going to be like a Ouija board, it’s going to be guess work.”
Once a jury is selected, opening arguments are expected to begin the last week of September.