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On June 25, 2009 the world was shocked to learn that Michael Jackson had died. He was only 50 years old and about to embark on a world concert tour that would include 50 concerts over 9 months. Now more than 2 years later, Jackson's personal doctor, Conrad Murray has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.
Defence lawyer Ed Chernoff and prosecutor David Walgren addressed their closing arguments to the jury on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011. Walgren discredited the defence's key med... Read More
The trial of the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death opens Tuesday with a bit of star power and the one thing the King of Pop enjoyed throughout his life — a worldwide audience.The case will enter a crucial final act in a packed Los Angeles courtroom with opening statements and the start of testimony. Jackson's family, including his parents and many of his siblings, are expected to be present as dozens of reporters cover the case. Proceedings also will be televised and broadcast online.W... Read More
A defence lawyer for Michael Jackson
's doctor said Wednesday the singer was so anguished about his deteriorating finances in his final days that he took desperate actions that caused his own death.The statements by attorney Edward Chernoff came during a pretrial hearing in the case of Dr. Conrad Murray, who has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in Jackson's death.Chernoff was asking to see Jackson's financial records t... Read More
Prosecutors called a third witness Thursday who described frantic efforts by the doctor charged in Michael Jackson
's death to gather medication from the floor of the bedroom where the singer died after receiving intravenous doses of a powerful anesthetic.Paramedic Martin Blount testified at a preliminary hearing that Dr. Conrad Murray scooped up three vials of the painkiller lidocaine moments after the doctor said he hadn't given t... Read More
Prosecutors are set to unveil their case against the man hired to look after Michael Jackson
's health during rehearsals for his comeback tour as a judge determines whether the doctor should stand trial in the superstar's death.Jackson's family and fans are expected to attend the hearing, which begins Tuesday with testimony from police, a coroner and medical experts about their search to find what killed Jackson and whether Dr. Conr... Read More
A new album of previously unheard Michael Jackson
songs will be released on December 14, the first such release since the pop star died last year, his Sony Music label said on Thursday.
Called simply "Michael," the album marks the latest commercial venture by Jackson's estate since the "Thriller" singer succumbed to a fatal overdose of prescription drugs in June 2009, aged 50. But apart from revealing the album's title, rega... Read More
A wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson
's father will now be handled by a state court after a federal judge said Monday he didn't have authority to hear the case and that the singer's father would be unlikely to collect tens of millions of dollars in damages if it remained in his court. Joe Jackson's attorney agreed to dismiss part of his case against the doctor charged in the pop superstar's death, which prompted the ju... Read More
An auction of some 100 items of Michael Jackson
memorabilia has fetched more than $1 million, with a basketball autographed by the late singer and Michael Jordan netting $245,000. Showing the lingering appeal of the "King of Pop," the sale Saturday in the southern Chinese city of Macau drew bidders from around the world. An unidentified Internet bidder paid $180,000 for a black crystal-studded glove and an arm brace Jackson wore... Read More
LOS ANGELES -- A memorial service for Michael Jackson
will take place on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. at the Staples Center, the 20,000-seat arena located in downtown Los Angeles, Entertainment Tonight reported. Jackson's final rehearsal took place at the arena the night before he died. The service will be simulcast at Los Angeles' nearby Nokia Theatre. Late on Wednesday the investigation in... Read More
A Jackson family spokesman says a public memorial for Michael Jackson
is in the works, but it won't be held at the late pop star's Neverland Ranch. "Contrary to previous news reports, the Jackson family is officially stating that there will be no public or private viewing at Neverland," the family said in a statement. "Plans are underway regarding a public memorial for Michael Jackson, and we will announce those plan... Read More