Murray Trial Day 3 - September 29, 2011

Morning Session

Alberto Alvarez (AA) Testimony

Prosecutor Walgren direct examination

Month of June. AA says that he worked for MJ in Carolwood. AA was director of logistics, he was part of the advance team. He made sure everything was okay before MJ arrived to a venue. 

AA worked for MJ on / off since 2004. AA was called to work for MJ December 2008 / January 2009. AA said it was a good full time job with a good salary. 


Murray Trial Day 2 - September 28 , 2011

Morning Session

Resuming with Paul Gongaware (PG) on the stand. Ms. Brazil is continuing cross examination. 

The recapped schedule for tours. From Jul to Sept there were 27 shows then a break from Oct-Dec. Then there were 23 shows between Jan-Mar. (8 shows in July, 10 in August, 9 in Sept, 10 in Jan, 10 in Feb., and 3 in Mar.) 

After the tour ended in March there were plans to add additional shows but PG stressed these were only plans.


September 23, 2011 Jury Selection Report

84 jury candidates were brought in for selection process. 10 jury candidates were quickly dismissed because they said they could no longer serve on such a long case. The personality and life of Michael Jackson dominated much of the jury questioning. 

Conrad Murray’s defense team asked potential jurors:


Murray Trial Day 1 - September 27 , 2011

Hearing started approximately 30 minutes late. Judge Pastor explained the reason as traffic and problem with the elevators. Trial started with Judge Pastor explaining jurors the process, breaks , taking notes and what is an opening statement. 

Prosecution Opening Statement

DA Walgren started his opening statement. He used a presentation to accompany the points he’s making. In the presentation he showed a picture of Michael lying in a gurney - most probably taken at the hospital after revival attempts.