Michael Jackson’s family filed paperwork this week – following through on a promise to appeal a jury verdict that ruled AEG had zero part in the singer’s 2009 death.
According to Rolling Stone, attorneys for Katherine Jackson and Jackson’s three children filed paperwork Monday (Dec. 2) that claims misconduct in the trial’s jury and insufficient evidences as grounds for a new trial. The documents also indicated that the family has new evidence to present should said trial occur.
The original trial concluded in October, with a jury finding that, despite the family’s accusations, Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray, was competent to treat the King of Pop.
“The jury heard what poor condition Michael Jackson was in, how he had deteriorated, he was frail, underweight, he wasn’t going to be able to do the 50 shows,” AEG Live’s senior vice president Shawn Trell told reporters after the victory. “Then when it came to damages, somehow he was going to tour more from age 50 to 66 than he did at any point in his life. The jury could pick up on that. They couldn’t have it both ways.”
Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 after giving Jackson a lethal dose of propofol. However, he was released in October due to prison overcrowding, having only served half of his four-year sentence.