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JACKO: THE JURY.

Byline: ANTHONY HARWOOD US Editor in New York

WITH six mothers, two dads and no blacks, it is being called Jacko's "jury of his fears".

The 12 "peers" picked to pass judgment on Michael Jackson include those close to cancer survivors and others whose relatives have been abused. One thinks children can be made to lie by parents.

As the King of Pop prepares to face trial on charges of abusing a 13-year-old ex-cancer patient, here are resumes taken from questionnaires and court answers. As one black woman said before being thrown off the jury pool: "A jury of peers would be people of his age and people of colour, mixed diversity. How diverse is this?" The step-father of Jackson's alleged victim is in the army.

JUROR No.1

AGE: 62 SEX: White male LANGUAGE: English

JOB: Civil engineer

STATUS: Married, four children

EDUCATION: Masters degree

HEARD ABOUT JACKSON CASE? A little

HEARD ABOUT JORDY CHANDLER CASE? No

COMMENTS: He has watched some news on the case and discussed it with others

JUROR No.2

AGE: 51 SEX: White female LANGUAGE: English

JOB: Computer analyst/teacher

STATUS: Married. Two children

EDUCATION: Masters degree

HEARD ABOUT JACKSON CASE? A little

JORDY CHANDLER CASE? Yes

COMMENTS: Believes media coverage of the Jackson case has been excessive

JUROR No.3

AGE: 44 SEX: Hispanic female LANGUAGE: English

JOB: Social services supervisor STATUS: Divorced, one child Ex-husband is detective

EDUCATION: Some college

RELATIVE WITH CANCER? Yes

RELATIVE IN MILITARY? Yes, half-brother in Vietnam

JACKSON CASE? A little

CHANDLER CASE? No

COMMENTS: Has close friend or relative accused of criminal offence

JUROR No.4

AGE: 63 SEX: Hispanic male

FIRST LANGUAGE: English

STATUS: Married, two children

EDUCATION: Masters degree

OCCUPATION: Retired

RELATIVE IN MILITARY? Cousin, US Marines

JACKSON CASE? No

CHANDLER CASE? No

COMMENTS: Believes children can lie to suit their needs or be influenced by their parents to lie

JUROR No.5

AGE: 45 SEX: White female LANGUAGE: Spanish

JOB: Unemployed

STATUS: Married, three children

RELATIVE EVER ARRESTED? Husband (drink driving)

JACKSON CASE? A little

CHANDLER CASE? No

COMMENTS: Followed the current case but nothing about 1993 one. Thinks Jackson is "wonderful entertainer"

JUROR No.6

AGE: 21 SEX: White male

LANGUAGE: English JOB: Student STATUS: Single EDUCATION: High school degree

RELATIVE IN MILITARY? Father

JACKSON CASE: A little

CHANDLER CASE? Yes

EVER KNOWN ANYONE WHO'S MET JACKSON OR BEEN TO NEVERLAND? Yes

COMMENTS: Wheelchair-bound. He has read little about the current Jackson case but knows about the 1993 investigation

JUROR No.7

AGE: 79 SEX: White female

JOB: Retired STATUS: Widowed, two children

EDUCATION: High school degree, some college

RELATIVES IN MILITARY? Husband, son, dad, brother.

JURY SERVICE? Trial 1980. Found for the defendant

JACKSON CASE? A little

ANY FAMILY OR FRIENDS KNOW JACKSON? Yes, a casual acquaintance only

COMMENTS: Grandson is a registered sex offender

JUROR No.8

AGE: 42 SEX: White female LANGUAGE: English

JOB: Special education aide

STATUS: Married, four children

EDUCATION: Degree

ANY RELATIVE/FRIEND WITH CANCER? Yes

MILITARY LINK? Me, husband, my father

RELATIVE ARRESTED? Yes JACKSON CASE? A little

COMMENTS: Sister raped and nieces molested. She informed the authorities

JUROR No.9

AGE: 50 SEX: White female

STATUS: Married EDUCATION: Degree

JOB: Riding instructor

RELATIVES WITH CANCER? Yes

RELATIVE IN MILITARY? Yes

JACKSON CASE? A little

JORDY CHANDLER CASE? Yes

COMMENTS: Heard about 1993 claims. Watched Martin Bashir film

JUROR No.10

AGE 39 SEX: Asian female

LANGUAGE: Indonesian

STATUS: Married

EDUCATION: Degree

JOB: senior clerk

JACKSON CASE? A little

CHANDLER CASE? Yes

COMMENTS: Married to reporter, knows current case

JUROR No.11

AGE: 20 SEX: Hispanic male LANGUAGE: English

STATUS: With partner

EDUCATION: High School JOB: Cashier

MILITARY LINK? Father

KNOW ANYONE WHO WORKS FOR JACKSON?

Brothers-in-law and sister know Michael

COMMENTS: Prefers The Simpsons to the news. Knowledge of Chandler case and current one

JUROR No.12

AGE: 22 SEX: White female

LANGUAGE: English

STATUS: Partner, two children

EDUCATION: College

JOB: Therapy aide

JACKSON CASE? A little

CHANDLER CASE? Yes

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