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Jury Selected fo Jackson's trial


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Sep 10, 2004
Santa Maria, Calif. — The jury in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial includes several fans of his music, four parents of young children, a woman whose grandson was convicted of a sexual offence, and a man who visited Jackson's Neverland ranch as a child.

Drawn from the region where Jackson lives, they include four men and eight women and range in age from 20 to 79.

The jury seated Wednesday was primarily white and Hispanic and did not appear to include any of the half-dozen blacks who were in the pool of more than 240 prospects.

The court hasn't disclosed the races of jurors, and lawyers and jurors are under a gag order not to discuss the case. Race could be a factor because public opinion polls show blacks are less inclined to believe the charges against Jackson, who is black.

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