For Prince, Paris and Blanket Jackson, the manslaughter trial of their father Michael’s physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, is proving too difficult to handle. The children have decided not to watch the news coverage of the trial, sources tell TMZ.

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Paris and Prince have reportedly been most affected by the trial, since they were at home when their father suffered his fatal drug overdose in June 2009.

The self-imposed trial blackout for the children is much to the relief of Katherine Jackson, who was reportedly greatly disturbed that a photo of her son’s body was shown during opening statements.

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Speaking of keeping details under wraps, trial judge Michael Pastor issued a gag order on Friday for attorneys on the trial after defense counselor Matthew Alford appeared on the ‘Today’ show telling details about the case.