LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Michael Jackson’s oldest child, Prince, took the stand Wednesday in his family’s wrongful death trial against AEG Live.
Prince, who was 12 when his pop icon father died, testified about Michael Jackson’s life and death in the multi-million dollar suit filed by Katherine Jackson.
Prince told jurors that on the day of his father’s death, he heard screaming from a bedroom and found Murray preforming CPR on the pop star.
The lawsuit contends AEG is liable for Jackson’s 2009 death because it hired, retained or supervised Dr. Conrad Murray while the singer was prepping for his “This Is It” tour.
Jackson died in his sleep after Murray allegedly administered a deadly dose of propofol.
Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 and is currently serving time at the Men’s Central Jail.
Prince also recalled an incident in 2009 where his father stated while crying, “They’re going to kill me, they’re going to kill me,” in reference to Randy Phillips, CEO of AEG.
The prosecution claims that AEG pushed Murray to administer propofol to Jackson so that he would be rested for rehearsals.
AEG contends it was Jackson who requested the entertainment company hire Murray as his personal physician.
This was the first testimony from any of the King of Pop’s children. Jurors previously heard and saw videotaped depositions from 16-year-old Prince and his sister, Paris.
TJ Jackson, the co-guardian of Jackson’s three children, and TJ’s brother, Taj, are also expected to be called to testify.
The trial is in its ninth week.