Michael Jackson civil jury pool grows to 60 people

  • April 5, 2013
Katherine Jackson, mother of late singer Michael Jackson, poses for a portrait in Calabasas, Calif., in 2011. - Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A court has ended the first week of jury selection in a civil case over Michael Jackson’s death with 60 potential jurors selected.

Jury selection will resume Monday and is expected to stretch into the following week in an effort to find enough people to hear a case filed by Jackson’s mother against concert giant AEG Live.

Katherine Jackson claims the company failed to properly investigate and supervise the doctor convicted of involuntary manslaughter for Jackson’s June 2009 death.

Potential jurors have filled out a 24-page questionnaire that assesses their knowledge of the case, Jackson’s family and their views on celebrities and multimillion dollar verdicts.

In-person questioning of potential jurors will begin on Wednesday.

AEG has denied wrongdoing.


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