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Judge limits Jackson family presence in court room

Judge limits Jackson family presence in court room

The Michael Jackson wrongful death trial is entering a third day with a "parental guidance" warning from the court. 

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos ruled Tuesday that only one of the singer's siblings could sit in the courtroom at any given time, and only if their mother, Katherine Jackson, is present.  CNN says lawyers for the defendants, AEG Live, argued at the start of the trial's second day that there was "a risk in allowing any of them in the courtroom."  '

AEG reportedly plans to call several of Michael's brothers and sisters to the stand to testify in its defense.  The concert promoters are seeking testimony about the family's failed attempts to intervene with Jackson's drug addiction. 

A paramedic who responded to the 911 call from Jackson's home on the day he died also testified that he thought the singer was a "hospice patient."  Richard Senneff told the court the singer looked like someone "who was at the end stage of a long disease process" and appeared to be dead.   

Katherine Jackson is suing AEG Live, accusing the company of negligence in hiring Dr. Conrad Murray to look after Michael as he prepared for a series of comeback concerts in 2009.  The singer died under Murray's watch.  The doctor was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 and is serving a four year sentence behind bars. 

 

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