Michael Jackson's death

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Jackson Doctor Freed After 2 Years

Conrad Murray wants his medical license back

(Newser) - The doctor convicted of causing Michael Jackson's death was freed from the Los Angeles County jail at midnight after serving the maximum sentence for involuntary manslaughter. Conrad Murray was sentenced to four years in 2011 but only served two because of California prison rules that give him a day... More »

Star-Studded Jackson Civil Trial Kicks Off Today

Prince, Spike Lee, and more on the witness list as mom sues concert promoter

(Newser) - Michael Jackson's doctor has already been held accountable in his death, and today his mother will set out to prove that his concert promoter should be, too. The wrongful death suit against Anschutz Entertainment Group promises to provide, according to the AP , the "most complete account" yet of... More »

Email Trove Reveals 'Drunk, Despondent' Jacko

Singer was 'emotionally paralyzed mess': promoter

(Newser) - Another side to the story of Michael Jackson's final months is emerging, thanks to 250 pages of emails obtained by the Los Angeles Times . They reveal concerns over a singer plagued by "paranoia, anxiety, and obsessive-like behavior," as the director of Jackson's planned London shows wrote... More »

Paris Jackson: Masks Were So We Could Be Normal

Paris tells Oprah she was 'confused' when younger, but understands now

(Newser) - Paris Jackson was "confused" about why she had to wear a mask in public when she was younger, she tells Oprah on Oprah's Next Chapter, via the BBC . "I understand it now, why my dad would want our face to be covered," she said. "Like... More »

Conrad Murray Hit With Max Sentence

Michael Jackson's doctor gets 4 years

(Newser) - Dr. Conrad Murray was hit with the maximum sentence of four years' imprisonment today for his role in the death of Michael Jackson. Murray, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter , will serve his time in county jail rather than prison because he is a non-violent felon, TMZ reports. It is... More »

Jacksons Want Murray Documentary Axed

Lawyers demand MSNBC pull 'Fatal Friendship'

(Newser) - Conrad Murray has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson and MSNBC shouldn't be airing a documentary that shifts the blame back to the singer, lawyers for the Jackson estate say. Michael Jackson and the Doctor: A Fatal Friendship is scheduled to air tomorrow... More »

Dr. Murray: Why I Didn't Call 911

Plus: Michael Jackson's last words

(Newser) - In a Today interview airing tomorrow and Friday, Dr. Conrad Murray finally explains why he didn’t call 911 as soon as Michael Jackson stopped breathing—although his explanation may still leave you with a few questions. Emergency responders wouldn’t have been able to come through the gate, the... More »

Murray Guilty in Jackson's Death

Unanimous verdict read as crowds outside cheer

(Newser) - A Los Angeles jury just found Dr. Conrad Murray guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson, reports TMZ . Crowds gathered outside the courthouse were heard cheering immediately after the announcement of the unanimous verdict. Murray, who faces the almost certain revocation of his medical license and up... More »

Defense Expert: Murray Screwed Up

Defense says Jackson administered propofol to himself

(Newser) - Conrad Murray’s lawyers called an expert anesthesiologist to the stand today, but the jury’s out (no pun intended) on whether his testimony helped or hurt Michael Jackson's doctor. Dr. Paul White contradicted a prosecution expert who said that evidence showed that Murray had pumped Jackson full of... More »

Jurors See Photo of Jackson's Naked Corpse

Singer 'healthier than average' before fatal OD, doc says

(Newser) - A photo of Michael Jackson's body was shown to jurors in the Conrad Murray trial yesterday as a coroner described the autopsy and his decision to rule the death a homicide. Jackson's body appears emaciated in the photo, but Los Angeles Deputy Medical Examiner Christopher Rogers said he... More »

50K Cheer Jacko's Kids at Tribute Show

Paris wears replica of dad's 'Thriller' jacket at Michael Forever

(Newser) - Michael Jackson's trio of offspring took to a glove-shaped stage last night to pay tribute to their late dad—with more than a passing nod to Jacko's sense of style, notes People . "We're very happy to be here on this special night to honor our father,... More »

ER Docs: Michael Jackson Was Beyond Saving

Conrad Murray begged physicians to revive dead singer

(Newser) - Michael Jackson was dead when he arrived at the UCLA Medical Center, but Dr. Conrad Murray insisted that physicians try to revive him, two emergency doctors testified yesterday. An aortic balloon pump was placed in Jackson's heart, a move that doctors knew was futile but was done "to... More »

Tour Exec Confronted Doc About 'Incoherent' Jackson

But Murray said to leave the doctoring to him, says Kenny Ortega

(Newser) - From Dr. Conrad Murray’s trial for the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson, more sad details about the King of Pop’s last days. Kenny Ortega, the choreographer for Jackson’s “This Is It” tour, testified yesterday that he confronted Murray just days before Jackson’s death, airing his... More »

Dr. Murray's Defense: Jacko Killed Himself

Defense will claim pop star gave himself extra dose of Propofol: prosecutor

(Newser) - Dr. Conrad Murray, accused of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson's death, appears to be taking a novel approach to his defense: Claim the King of Pop killed himself. Or so says the prosecution, reports the AP. "I do think it's clear the defense is operating under the theory that... More »

Lisa Marie: Michael Jackson Romance Was Real

But even she 'didn't understand' relationship

(Newser) - Just like the rest of us, Lisa Marie Presley “didn’t understand” her relationship with Michael Jackson, she tells Oprah Winfrey in a new interview. Presley opens up about her two-year romance with the King of Pop for the first time, and insists that their romance was real, PopEater... More »

Paris, Prince Jackson May Testify at Doctor's Trial

Conrad Murray thinks they'll help his case

(Newser) - Things seemed to be going pretty well for Michael Jackson ’s children, but that may not last long. Dr. Conrad Murray , who will stand trial for manslaughter in Jackson’s death, plans to call Prince and Paris Jackson to the stand. “Prince and Paris knew their dad relied... More »

Want to Leave MJ a Gift? That'll Be $3

Forest Lawn Cemetery is now charging fans to send flowers

(Newser) - Michael Jackson fans love to leave gifts outside his grave (just take a look at the pictures if you don't believe us)—but if they want to keep doing so, it'll cost them. Forest Lawn Cemetery is taking down a stage where people could previously leave gifts, TMZ reports. Now,... More »

Jackson's '84 Glove Sells for $190K

Bidders snap up $1M in memorabilia at auction

(Newser) - Bidders bought up Michael Jackson memorabilia worth nearly $1 million at an auction on the anniversary of his death, including $190,000 for the Swarovski-crystal-studded glove he wore on his 1984 Victory Tour. The bidding that began Friday on more than 200 items was "unlike anything we've ever experienced,... More »

Islam Would Have Saved Michael: Jermaine

Plus, mom and sister speculate about murder

(Newser) - Tomorrow marks the first anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death, so of course, he’s all over the news:
  • In a BBC interview, brother Jermaine says that “if Michael would have embraced Islam he would still be here today,” the Telegraph reports. “Why? Because when you are
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Death Turns Jackson From Bust to Boom

'Tasteful yet profitable' marketing of singer's death rakes in $1B

(Newser) - Estate of Elvis Presley, watch out: You may yet be eclipsed by Michael Jackson. Jackson died on the brink of financial collapse, but a year later his estate is booming. Last year he sold 8.3 million albums in the US—more than any other artist—and the posthumously released... More »

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