By Laura Ferreiro
Katherine Jackson (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
An attorney for Michael Jackson's mother claimed that the pop star's musical genius and huge heart were "extinguished forever," during the opening statements he gave in Michael Jackson's wrongful death lawsuit trial, which began Monday in Los Angeles.
The lawsuit was brought by Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, against concert giant AEG Live, alleging the concert giant should be held criminally responsible for her son's death in 2009, resulting from a fatal dose of the sleep aid Propofol.
Brian Panish, the attorney for the pop star's mother, told the Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday that AEG owed it to Michael Jackson to investigate the doctor who was held criminally responsible for his death.Read More »from Attorney Claims Michael Jackson’s Musical Genius Was ‘Extinguished Forever’ During Wrongful Death Trial Opening Statements