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Jury Selected for Michael Jackson Trial


A jury has been selected for the trial of pop star Michael Jackson on child molestation charges.

Attorneys Wednesday settled on a jury of four men and eight women, ranging from 20 to 79 years old. The jury reportedly contains eight whites, three Hispanics, one Asian, and no African-Americans.

The selection process took only two-and-a-half days after being delayed for a week by Jackson's hospitalization with flu-like symptoms.

The entertainer is accused of sexually molesting a 13-year-old boy at the singer's Neverland ranch.

Jackson has pleaded not guilty and predicted his acquittal. In 1993, he paid more than $23 million to settle a separate child molestation case out of court.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.

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