mercoledì 3 aprile 2013

Jackson resurrects as mother battles promoters over cause of his death

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Jury selection was to begin Tuesday in a long-awaited trial in which Michael Jackson’s mother is seeking billions of dollars from tour promoters she says are responsible for her son’s 2009 death.

Katherine Jackson, 82, accuses AEG Live of negligently hiring doctor Conrad Murray to look after the King of Pop as he rehearsed in Los Angeles for a doomed series of London shows.
Murray, jailed after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 for giving the singer an overdose of the drug propofol, could be called to testify in the wrongful death case, although he may refuse to do so.

Katherine Jackson herself, as well as the late pop star’s two elder children, will also give evidence in the trial that comes nearly four years after his death, and could last more than two months.

Jury selection in the Los Angeles Superior Court was delayed early Tuesday over a legal argument about television coverage of the proceedings....Continua a leggere qui

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