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Billie Jean is Not My Juror: Jury Selection to Begin in Case Against Michael Jackson's Doctor

Dr. Conrad Murray (AP Photo/Irfan Khan, File)
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Jury selection is set to begin today in the case against Dr. Conrad Murray, who's accused of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson's death, reports KTLA. The trial is moving forward after a failed attempt by defense attorneys to have it pushed back, claiming that jurors will be influenced by the plethora of media attention the case has already received.

The court certainly has their work cut out for them as they screen potentially hundreds of would-be jurors in search of people who don't have strong opinions about the case or about Jackson, and who don't seem to be leaning one way or the other based on what they've read in the news.

The selection process is expected to take about three weeks, and the trial between four and six. Murray is accused of giving Jackson a fatal dose of propofol mixed with other sedatives. Testimony from witnesses has also suggested that Murray attempted to put bottles of drugs that were lying around Jackson's room into bags when paramedics arrived.