LOS ANGELES (AP) — A police detective has testified that Michael Jackson’s mother told him the family had tried drug interventions for the singer, believing he was addicted to painkillers.
But Katherine Jackson said her son refused any help, saying he didn’t have a drug problem.READ MORE: 'I'm Broken Emotionally': Woman Hurt After Violent Beverly Hills Robbery Speaks Out
The testimony came on Thursday under questioning by lawyers for a concert promoter being sued by Katherine Jackson in connection with the star’s death.READ MORE: 'I'm Shocked' Say Redondo Beach Neighbors After Learning That Man In His 30s Was Shot, Killed
Police detective Orlando Martinez said Katherine Jackson spoke of several attempts by the family to do interventions and get Jackson into rehab.
She also said she never met Dr. Conrad Murray until after her son was dead. Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter after giving the anesthetic propofol to the pop star.MORE NEWS: Bell Gardens Police Find`Ghost Gun' While Searching For Suspect
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