AEG NOT LIABLE FOR KING OF POP’S DEATH VOTES JURY
By: Nushera Raisa Soodyal
The jury reached a decision in the Katherine Jackson vs. AEG Live trial on Thursday 3 October 2013.
It has been revealed that concert promoter AEG Live did hire Dr Conrad Murray to look after one of the world’s most loved pop singer Michael Jackson. After three days of deliberations, the jury in Los Angeles agreed that AEG Live who hired the doctor that gave Michael Jackson a fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol, was not negligent.
This verdict was made after Michael Jackson’s mom Katherine, filed a wrongful death suit against concert promoter AEG Live. The jury concluded that Dr Murray was competent and that AEG Live was not negligent in hiring the doctor who killed the star.
The five month trial ended today when the jury, comprising of 12 people, six men and six women, ended any further consideration on damages and who was at fault for the death.
The pop star’s family was awarded no money. AEG won’t be forced to pay massive damages to Jackson’s family, a sum of over $1 billion.
Many fans of the Pop singer are extremely upset over the verdict.
“He was one of the greatest singers in the world, he was here to change the world and this is an injustice to his legacy. He will be in our hearts and I was hoping for a better judgment towards AEG,” said Jeetheshan Parsad, a loyal fan.
Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 for giving Jackson an overdose of the surgical anesthetic propofol in 2009.
Michael Joseph Jackson died on the 25 June 2009. He was an American singer-songwriter, dancer, businessman and philanthropist. Often referred to by the nickname “King of Pop” or “MJ”, Jackson has been recognised as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World records.