Questions remain 4 years after Jackson's fatal overdose
Monday, June 24, 2013 - 01:07
June 24- Michael Jackson's family members are still battling over his death in court, four years after the pop star's fatal overdose of the anesthetic propofol. John Russell reports.
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With Tuesday (June 25) marking the fourth anniversary of Michael Jackson's death, questions still remain surrounding the pop singer's bizarre life and untimely passing.
Part of that drama continues to be played out in a 40 billion dollar (USD) civil trial that pits the singer's family against the organizers of a musical comeback that never happened.
The jury trial, which started in April, seeks to hold AEG Live, the promoters of the never-realized series of 2009 London concerts, liable for the wrongful death of the "Thriller" singer.
Jackson's immediate family, led by mother Katherine, accuse AEG Live of negligence in hiring Conrad Murray.
AEG Live maintains that Jackson kept his dependency on propofol secret from outsiders.
Jackson's three children and family members could be called as witnesses in the trial.
Jackson died in Los Angeles of an overdose of the powerful surgical anesthetic propofol and a cocktail of other sedatives on June 25, 2009 at the age of 50.
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