A Guide to Major Players in the Conrad Murray Trial
For the past few weeks, the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, who's accused of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson's death, has dominated the news. And unless you've been following it closely, it can seem a bit like a three-ring circus with an ever-rotating cast of witnesses, lawyers and stakeholders.
To help sort things out, the Huffington Post has complied a handy slide show identifying all the major players.
It begins with key members of both sides legal team, including prosecutor David Walgren, and defense attorney Ed Chernoff. Each has at least one individual serving as co-counsel.
Then, we get into the witnesses. There are medical professionals, including at least two paramedics and two ER doctors, as well as a range of women with whom Murray was allegedly involved: the mother of his children, a Texas waitress, a dancer, and a girl he met at a club in Vegas. Then there are the lawyers, CEOs, managers, and personal staff that helped run Jackson's life and career. Those include a personal chef, several security guards and Kenny Ortega, who was producing and directing Jackson's comeback show, "This Is It."
The list is exhaustive, but it puts the trial into perspective and makes it follow-able for those of us who haven't been standing outside the courthouse with signs since day one.