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Testimony to Resume in Jackson Wrongful Death Trial

Testimony in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial was expected to resume in Los Angeles Wednesday after being delayed for more than a week because of a juror’s family emergency.

michael-jackson-this-is-itAttorneys for the Jackson family and AEG Live met with the judge behind closed doors Wednesday morning to discuss which evidence should be admissible in court.

Some of the issues brought before the judge included Jackson’s alleged drug use and an autopsy performed on the pop star that AEG attorneys said was commissioned by Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson.

Katherine Jackson, along with Michael Jackson’s three children, filed the wrongful death suit worth a reported $40 billion claiming AEG Live was responsible for the singer’s death because it hired and directly supervised Conrad Murray, the doctor convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson’s death.

Attorneys for the company have said Michael Jackson was responsible for hiring Murray and that AEG was in the dark about treatments.

Testimony was expected to resume Wednesday afternoon.