According to the AP, in the last pool of 160 people, only one person had absolutely zero knowledge of Jackson's death and the circumstances surrounding it, including Murray's alleged role in administering sedatives. The reason why that person was so out of the loop: He didn't speak English. This time around, the prosecutors and defense will focus on finding jurors that simply have no opinion on Jackson. That's also difficult because Jackson was such a polarizing figure: People either loved his music, or loathed him because of his molestation trial.
If all goes well, the trial is expected to start toward the end of this month and last between four to six weeks. Murray's team recently lobbied the judge to sequester the jury due to the media circus that will certainly surround the trial, but TMZ says that Cantor denied that request. Team Murray brought the issue to a California appeals court, and they agreed with Cantor's ruling.
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