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The jury clear AEG in the Michael Jackson negligence lawsuit on Wednesday. The Jackson estate claimed negligence from AEG in hiring Conrad Murray as his doctor, who was convicted of killing the pop star and questioned if he was fit for the job. Katherine Jackson and Jackson’s three kids stood to earn hundreds of million of dollars if the jury agreed with the negligence lawsuit.
“I couldn’t be more pleased with the way the jury came out. They got it exactly right,” AEG Live defense attorney Marvin S. Putnam said after their victory. AEG maintains that Jackson himself hired Murray. In 2011 Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter after giving Jackson a fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol.
Murray cried after hearing the negligence verdict. “My immediate reaction was one of tears; certainly, I cried,” said Murray, who spoke exclusively to TODAY’s Matt Lauer. “I cried because for once the world was allowed to hear some of the facts … much of which I was denied and my attorneys could not present during my criminal trial,” he said. “I was very relieved that at least the world had a chance of hearing some of the facts.”
Via Access Hollywood
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