Crime & Justice

What happened this week in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial

Michael Jackson gets a helping hand from his crew, stripping out of his space suit on Oct. 25, 1996 in Singapore.
Michael Jackson gets a helping hand from his crew, stripping out of his space suit on Oct. 25, 1996 in Singapore.
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A look at key moments this past week in the wrongful death trial in Los Angeles between Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, and concert giant AEG Live LLC, and what is expected at court in the week ahead:

THE CASE

Jackson's mother wants a jury to determine that the promoter of Jackson's planned comeback concerts didn't properly investigate Dr. Conrad Murray, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter by a criminal jury for Jackson's June 2009 death. AEG's attorney says the case is about personal choice, namely Jackson's decision to have Murray serve as his doctor and give him doses of a powerful anesthetic as a sleep aid. Millions, possibly billions, of dollars are at stake.

WHAT HAPPENED THIS PAST WEEK

WHAT THE JURY SAW

QUOTABLE MOMENTS

WHAT'S NEXT

AEG Live will continue to present its case and is expected to present a final flurry of videotaped testimony from Jackson's doctors on Friday. AEG Live's lawyers will also argue that the case be dismissed on Thursday.