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OTRC: Conrad Murray appeals Michael Jackson death trial conviction

Dr. Conrad Murray appears at his sentencing for involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. He was given a 4-year prison sentence, denied probation and ordered to pay more than $800 in restitution costs to the Jackson family. / Dr. Conrad Murray appears in this mug shot provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. He has been behind bars since his conviction on Nov. 7, 2011.

Conrad Murray has appealed his conviction of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson, more than a year after he filed an official notice saying he would do so.

Murray was sentenced to four years in prison -- the maximum punishment -- on Nov. 29, 2011. He is eligible for release in October after serving half his sentence. Murray had on Dec. 2011 filed a legal notice saying he intends to appeal the conviction of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Jackson. He submitted a formal appeal on Monday, April 22.

Jackson died on June 25, 2009 of an overdose of the anesthetic propofol and other medications. At the time, he was under Murray's care. Lawyers for Murray, who has since lost his medical license, claim that there is insufficient proof that this is the reason Jackson died and also repeat their claim that the singer may have taken medications while Murray was away from his bedside.

(Read OTRC.com's blog of the Conray Murray trial.)

Also on Monday, a jury was selected for a civil trial over Jackson's death. His mother, Katherine Jackson, is suing AEG Live, the promoter of a tour Michael was preparing to begin before he died, for $40 billion. She claims the company pressured her son into rehearsing despite his poor health and also hired Murray. AEG Live denies wrongdoing and says Jackson chose him to be his personal doctor.

Murray has said he will plead the fifth and not answer questions if he is called to testify in the civil trial.

Check out details about the jury, made up of six men and six women.

Juror 1: Woman - She is married, lives in downtown Los Angeles, works as a personal banker for Torrey Pines Bank. She and her spouse, who works at Trader Joe's, have no children. Race is unknown.

Juror 2: Woman - She is of Asian descent and a widow who works as a nurse at a health center.

Juror 3: Man - He is Hispanic, unmarried and lives in west Los Angeles, where he works in a store.

Juror 4: Woman She is an Hispanic, married mother of one adult son. She works for AT&T.

Juror 5: Woman - She lives in the Highland Park area of Los Angeles and works as a software engineer. Race is unknown.

Juror 6: Man - He is a married high school gym teacher who lives in downtown Los Angeles. Race is unknown.

Juror 7: Woman - She is a black mother of three adult children. A fourth is deceased. She works as a clinical research coordinator at UCLA.

Juror 8: Man - He works at a bank. Race is unknown.

Juror 9: Man - He did not specify his profession. Race is unknown.

Juror 10: Man - He is a 61-year-old black man who lives in the Highland Park area of Los Angeles and works as a car mechanic.

Juror 11: Woman - She has conducted cancer research at UCLA. Her husband is attending medical school in Nevada. Race is unknown.

Juror 12: Man - He is an Hispanic married father of three who lives in East Los Angeles and works for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.


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