Tonight we’re following all the new developments in the Michael Jackson story.
A second autopsy was performed today at the Jackson family’s request. They are waiting for the results before finalizing funeral arrangements. While the pop star’s funeral is on hold, a host of legal issues and battles are already emerging.
Today, Katherine Jackson, Michael’s mother, was granted temporary guardianship of his three children. The Jackson family also filed a petition asking that Katherine Jackson be named administrator of Michael Jackson’s estate and the children be named his sole beneficiaries. In court papers, Jackson’s parents said they believe the singer died without a valid will.
Are these filings the first salvo in what could be a huge custody case? Will Debbie Rowe, the mother of Jackson’s two oldest children, also try to make a claim for the children – and the money they may inherit?
Also, new pictures surfaced today showing Michael Jackson in some of his final rehearsals. What do they suggest about his health around the time of his death? We’ll let you decide what to make of them.
We’ll also hear from Lou Ferrigno. The bodybuilder and actor (he played the original “Hulk”) was working as Jackson’s personal trainer, to prepare him for the grueling 50-performance tour that was set to begin next month. He should be able to give us unique insight into Jackson’s physical condition in the days before his death.
We’ll also dig deeper on the latest from the attorney for Jackson’s private doctor. The lawyer claims Jackson had a pulse when his client began administering CPR to the stricken pop star last Thursday. But why was Jackson’s private doctor staying at his house in the first place?
So many questions. We’ll try to answer some of them tonight.
See you at 10 p.m. eastern.
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