A 12-person jury has been selected to hear the manslaughter trial of Conrad Murray, the doctor of Michael Jackson who is believed to have caused the singer's death by giving him propofol (as well as other drugs) as sleep aid and not properly monitoring him.
The jury is composed of seven men and five women, half of whom are Caucasian, five are Hispanic, and one is an African American. Professions of the twelve are wide ranged which includes a bookseller, paralegal and professor, bus driver, and juror.
The twelve were narrowed down from 370 potential jurors who completed a 30-page questionnaire earlier this month.
Murray's attorneys are expected to say that Michael Jackson, who died on June 25, 2009, administered a fatal dose himself while the doctor was out of the room.
Everyone of the 12-person jury, though, is aware of the case against Murray and the late King of Poop. Murray's defense team noted that this can make it difficult to grant the doctor a fair trial.
If convicted, Murray faces a maximum sentence of four years in prison.