Fresh off her work as a trial consultant for Casey Anthony, Amy Singer has moved onto another high-profile case — Dr. Conrad Murray, who faces trial this fall on manslaughter charges in the death of singer Michael Jackson.
Singer’s Fort Lauderdale-based Trial Consultants has been hired not by the defense but by CNN. She was contracted to do a social media analysis and has signed on as a network commentator once jury selection begins.
For now, Singer has been combing blogs, chat rooms and Facebook fan pages to take the public temperature of Murray. So far, she says the overwhelming message is to convict Murray.
“There is a lot being posted on standard of care, the operational definition of involuntary manslaughter,” she said. “People do a lot of research. They become like private investigators. And they’re making Michael a saint. They’re worried Murray’s going to get away it.”
As Jackson’s personal physician. Murray administered propofol to Jackson before he died.
Jury selection is set for Sept. 8 and is expected to take several weeks. Murray faces up to four years in prison if convicted in a trial that could last until Thanksgiving.
Due to her recognition in Anthony’s case, Singer said she has read cautionary comments on blogs from people who write “watch out, Amy Singer may be monitoring us.” Singer said she sometimes replies to comments she sees.