Michael Jackson’s death trial starts today. Millions of Jackson’s fans and followers of this case will be tuning in to watch the live television coverage beginning Tuesday, September 27, 2011.
Family members and many fans will be praying that Dr. Conrad Murray will be convicted.
Dr. Conrad Murray is facing charges of involuntarily manslaughter in the death of Jackson. The case against Dr. Murray states he administered a lethal dose of propofol outside of a hospital setting, ultimately taking Jackson’s life.
Prosecutors are expected to say, Dr. Murray deviated away from standard care. This powerful anesthesia drug is used in hospitals with patients undergoing surgery. Many anesthesiologists say it’s extremely negligent and unusual for a doctor to administer propofol in a home setting and without proper monitoring. Dr. Murray has claimed his innocence.
Jackson’s 14-year old son, Prince is expected to take the stand as a key eyewitness. Prince was at the home when Jackson passed away. He was called into the room after his father died. It is extremely difficult to lose a parent. For a child to bear witness in this case is emotionally challenging. However his testimony can provide details surrounding the case.
It is not yet determined whether cameras will be on Prince during his testimony given the fact, he is a minor.
Jermaine Jackson as well as other family members has spoken out about Michael’s death. Raising questions, they want to know what exactly happened. Why did Michael die?
Recently Jermaine discussed his new book, Michael, You Are Not Alone. The book is a memoir of his brother detailing Michael’s life and music.
“This memoir will now stand as a testimony to the real Michael and his true character, reminding the world who he was, moving forward,” Jermaine said. It won’t cover the trial, but will “defend Michael’s memory first and foremost with the truth,” he said.
Cameras will be allowed in the courtroom to follow along. The trial is expected to run approximately 5 weeks. It is interesting to note, jurors have not been sequestered. While several jurors have admitted to being a Jackson fan, they will have to follow strict guidelines by the court to maintain objectivity and stay away from the media.
The judge for this case is Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor. It is expected Judge Pastor won’t intimidated by tabloid-driven, saturation-media coverage. He covered previous celebrity trials, including the case of actor Jason Priestley’s DUI case in 2000, as well as several others.
Judge Pastor has disallowed bringing up the child molestation case against Jackson during this trial. “That is no-go territory,” Pastor has declared. The judge also rejected the idea that jurors should see outtakes of Jackson’s last film This Is It.
Fans will watch this case closely, praying for answers, hoping for a positive outcome.
For those millions of fans watching, they want to know why, what exactly happened to Michael?