The seven men and five women who hold the fate of Michael Jackson’s doctor in their hands represent a diverse cross-section of Los Angeles.
They are white, black and Hispanic, mostly middle-aged and live in an assortment of suburbs. Most have children and some have grandchildren.
They are set to resume their deliberations today after spending their first day in discussions on Friday without reaching a verdict.
Dr Conrad Murray has pleaded not guilty to one count of involuntary manslaughter after prosecutors accused him of administering a fatal dose of the powerful anaesthetic propofol to the King of Pop.
The jurors, who have been engaged by all the details of the case, are expected to be methodical in their deliberations.