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Walgren also plans to call several experts whom he said would testify, “there are a number of actions displayed by Dr. Murray that show an extreme deviation from the standard of care.”

The prosecutor also said he would call a bodyguard who would testify that Murray ordered him to collect items from Jackson’s bedroom.

A handful of Jackson fans staked out the courthouse, displaying signs seeking justice. A few dozen more waited in line for a lottery in which five courtroom seats were awarded to the public.

Outside the courthouse, Sean Kang of New York City wore a replica of a Jackson performance jacket and a sequined glove to show his support for his fallen idol.

Kang, 35, shivered slightly while waiting with other fans for Murray’s arrival.

“My heart is very cold to Dr. Conrad Murray,” he said.


Associated Press Entertainment Writer Anthony McCartney contributed to this story.

(This version CORRECTS that Jackson’s brother Jackie is present, not Jermaine.)