First week of Jackson trial previews massive case

May 4, 2013 5:05 PM

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Jackson's mother wants a jury to determine that the promoter of Jackson's planned comeback concerts didn't properly investigate Murray, who a criminal jury convicted of involuntary manslaughter for Jackson's June 2009 death. AEG's attorney says the case is about personal choice, namely Jackson's decision to have Murray serve as his doctor and give him doses of a powerful anesthetic as a sleep aid. Millions, possibly billions, of dollars are at stake.

_ Jurors heard opening statements in which both sides told them Michael Jackson struggled with prescription drug addiction. Katherine Jackson's lawyers said AEG is the only entity that claims it didn't know there was a problem, but the company's lawyer countered that Jackson was so secretive about r...

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