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Jury Selection Begins in Michael Jackson Manslaughter Case

March 25, 2011 (4:09 am) GMT
The first stage of the jury screening process for Dr. Conrad Murray's long-awaited trial took place on a Los Angeles courtroom on Thursday, March 24 with 320 potential panel members.

Jury selection for Dr. Conrad Murray's long-awaited trial begins on Thursday, March 24, as the embattled medic prepares to face court over 's death. The physician stands accused of administering a dose of Propofol which led to the King of Pop's death in June 2009 and he has pleaded not guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter.

Now the first stage of the jury screening process is set to commence in a Los Angeles courtroom as officials quiz 320 potential panel members. Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor will determine whether prospects can afford to spend time away from work, before handing out questionnaires which will ask about their knowledge of the case, taste in music and knowledge of prescription drugs.

In-person questioning of potential jurors and opening statements are scheduled to begin in May, according to the Associated Press.

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