Michael Jackson - Jackson's Mother Sobs At Court Hearing
MICHAEL JACKSON's mother KATHERINE broke down in court on Wednesday (05Jan11) and wept as details of her son's death were relived as part of DR. CONRAD MURRAY's manslaughter case.
The King of Pop's physician is in court in California this week (beg03Jan11) as officials attempt to decide whether there is enough evidence for him to stand trial on a charge of involuntary manslaughter.
A number of witnesses have taken the stand to testify about the day of Jackson's death back in 2009, when he suffered a fatal cardiac arrest brought on by a drug overdose, and the singer's family members, including his mother Katherine and sisters Janet and LaToya, have been attending the hearings in Los Angeles.
A session on Wednesday (05Jan10) saw testimony from paramedic Richard Senneff, who described the scene that greeted him when he arrived at Jackson's home on the day of his death (25Jun09).
Senneff claimed he did not recognise the pop superstar and thought he was dealing with a seriously ill "hospice patient". He also recalled dealing with Murray, and insisted the medic's version of events "just didn't add up".
But it was testimony from a member of Jackson's security team, Alberto Alvarez, which provoked an emotional response from the late star's mother, who broke down in tears as the bodyguard recalled hearing the singer's daughter Paris crying out "Daddy!" as she rushed into the bedroom where her father lay dying.
The Jackson family matriarch was seen wiping away her tears as Alvarez told how the little girl sobbed as she was ushered out of the room.
Murray has pleaded not guilty to the involuntary manslaughter charge.