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Conrad Murray trial: Meet the jurors

Slideshow posted in Photos | Thursday, November 03, 2011

13 of 18: Juror ALTERNATE No. 1 is a 29-year-old married woman who identifies herself as half-white, half-Hispanic. She has no children. She was born in Costa Rica and lives near Culver City, California.

She says she considers herself a fan of Michael Jackson, adding that she likes his music.

She has a Master's degree in Urban Planning and a Bachelor's degree in Biology. She works as a freelance writer for magazines and blogs and pens articles about her topics of expertise. She has also worked as an operations manager and accounting associate at an office and says she left her previous job to pursue a writing career.

The woman's hobbies include reading, camping, backpacking, hiking, gardening, playing music on the flute and cello and arts and crafts. She says she does not have cable or analog television.

The woman says she follows the news on weekends and gets most of her information on current events from the radio, major newspapers and non-celebrity magazines. She says she never visits entertainment websites such as TMZ and has never accessed or read blogs about Conrad Murray or Jackson.

The woman says she has never followed news about publicized court cases, such as the trials of O.J. Simpson and Casey Anthony, and has not been interested in them.

She says that prior to the start of the trial, she had heard about the case on the radio and read newspaper reports but did not follow the news closely.

The woman says she has no experience with the medications that caused Jackson's overdose.

She indicated on her questionnaire that she planned to 'weigh the experts' evidence as to what makes sense to me. If the experts' witness seems bogus, based on my own common sense, I would question this and weigh it against other experts in that field (who presented evidence). I would only consider evidence presented inside the courtroom, so basically their choices outside the courtroom don't matter.'

(NOTE: The photo above is a generic silhouette of a woman and does not belong to the juror in question.) ( Photo / OTRC)