Morning Jolt: The ‘Smoking Gun’ in Michael Jackson’s death

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

In the news

An email that the family of Michael Jackson says shows that concert promoter AEG is responsible for the star’s death will be part of a trial next month, according to CNN. The "smoking gun" email apparently shows that AEG pushed Dr. Conrad Murray - who was found guilty of manslaughter - to get Jackson ready for his concert tour.

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