Dr. Conrad Murray's lawyers and the prosecutors in the upcoming Michael Jackson manslaughter trial want to know all sorts of things about potential jurors.
A 30-page long questionnaire with 117 questions asks everything from whether individuals read celebrity gossip blogs to whether they're insomniacs.
Some of the many highlights of the exhaustive list include:
- What Internet sites or celebrity blogs if any, do you visit on a regular basis?
- Have you posted any blogs concerning Michael Jackson or Conrad Murray?
- Have you or anyone close to you ever worked in any aspect of the media?
Then there are these six questions in which prospective jurors must select either Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Agree, Strongly Agree or No Opinion ...
- Celebrities and high-profile people feel like they are entitled to act however they please
- Celebrities and high-profile people think they can bend the rules
- Celebrities and high-profile people abuse their power and status to intimidate other into giving them what they want
- Celebrities and high-profile people in Los Angeles get away with crimes because of their status
- Celebrities and high-profile people in Los Angeles are treated the same way by the police as anyone else
- Police are more lenient with celebrities and high-profile people
Then there's the medical portion, critical to the prosecution and the defense of Murray, who will likely claim that Michael Jackson killed himself:
- Have you or anyone close to you ever had a job that required a professional license?
- Was that license ever suspended, revoked, restricted, or the subject of investigation or inquiry.
- Do you have any familiarity with the following medications? (several drugs are listed, many of them drugs MJ took, including Propofol)
- Do you know anyone who is or has been addicted to prescription medication?
- Are you or someone close to you currently taking medication for pain, anxiety, depression or insomnia?
Reports say Murray is seeking responsible jurors who take responsibility for their own actions, in hopes he will not be found liable for MJ's death.
That's all tall order, considering he was treating him with a drug he most likely should not have used, but was MJ a lost cause, as Murray claims?
Did he push the limit so far no one can be blamed but himself?
That's what he'll be asking the jury. The trial is set for May 9.