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Juror No. 5 is Debbie Franklin, a 48-year-old white, married mother of two who lives in Temple City, California. She appears on ABC's 'Good Morning America' after she and the rest of the jurors made their guilty verdict. She said on the show that she and the other jurors believe Jackson would 'absolutely' be alive today if not for Murray.
Franklin works as a paralegal and underwent specialized training in the field. She has no college experience.
Franklin says she does not consider herself a fan of Michael Jackson.
Franklin's hobbies include watching hockey games, boating and watching sports. Her favorite programs include the reality shows 'House Hunters,' 'Big Brother,' 'Survivor' and 'The Amazing Race.'
She says she follows the news a few times a week and gets most of her information on current events from newspapers. She says she never follows entertainment websites such as TMZ and has never accessed or read blogs about Conrad Murray or Jackson.
Franklin says that prior to the start of the trial, she had seen reports about the case on television and in a newspaper and spotted headlines about it on magazine covers but but did not follow the news closely.
The woman says she has followed news about other publicized court cases, namely the trial of Casey Anthony, because a family member 'talked about it a lot.'
She says she has no experience with the medications that caused Jackson's overdose.
(NOTE: The photo above is a generic silhouette of a woman and does not belong to the juror in question.)
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