Katherine and Joe Jackson said Monday that "justice has finally been served" following the guilty verdict of Dr. Conrad Murray in the death of their son, Michael Jackson.
"We have been waiting for this moment for a very long time and we couldn't hold back tears of joy in the courtroom. Even though nothing can bring back our son, justice has finally been served," the Jacksons said in a statement to TMZ. "We can't wait to go home and...
A jury found Dr. Conrad Murray, the doctor accused in Michael Jackson's death, guilty of involuntary manslaughter on Monday.
A few loud screams were heard as the decision was announced. The unanimous decision followed 10 hours of deliberation by the jury (seven and a half hours on Friday and two and a half hours on Monday). Cutaway shots by cable news channels of the crowd outside the courthouse showed a pleased crowd.
Murray faces up to four years in prison.
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Michael Jackson's father, Joe Jackson, has filed a wrongful death suit against Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician charged with giving the pop legend lethal doses of sedatives, according to The Associated Press.
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The involuntary manslaughter case against Dr. Conrad Murray has been assigned a judge, according to The Associated Press.
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Joe Jackson says he doesn't plan to raise Michael Jackson's three children.
"I have had a close family relationship with these grandchildren since their birth. I do visit the family residence from time to time and will continue to do so, however I will not be involved in raising the children," Joe wrote in a July 13 declaration filed in court Tuesday.
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The Jackson family patriarch, who resides in Las Vegas, voiced his support for wife Katherine Jackson's guardianship of Prince Michael I, 12, Paris Katherine, 11, and Prince Michael II (aka "Blanket"), 7. On Monday, Katherine, 79, was granted custody of the children, who will live with her at the family compound outside of Los Angeles.
"I understand that all decision-making authority regarding the children will rest with Katherine Jackson," Joe continued. "Katherine Jackson is a ...