Jury In Dr. Conrad Murray Trial Will Not Be Sequestered
Posted on Thu Aug 25, 2011 05:05 PM PDT

conradmurray200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - An L.A. Superior Court judge rejected a defense motion to have jurors sequestered in the upcoming trial of Michael Jackson’s personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray.

Murray’s defense lawyers requested Thursday morning that jurors be kept away from “the court of public opinion” in what they anticipate will be “the most publicized [trial] in history.”

Judge Michael E. Pastor disagreed, however, stating: "I do not find sequestration to be the answer in this case. If this were a close call, I would unhesitatingly order sequestration..."

Jury selection for Dr. Conrad Murray’s trial will begin Sept. 8, and opening statements are scheduled for Sept. 27.