It’s not looking good for Dr. Conrad Murray. With Murray almost on trial for manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson, the Jackson family has been steadfast on testifying against the doctor. This thing just started, but it seems like it’s been going on longer than Michael Jackson has been gone.
The next members to come forward are reportedly Prince Michael, 14 and Paris, 13. Murray is being accused of giving Jackson the lethal dose of the anesthetic Propofol that killed the singer in 2009.
Katherine Jackson, the children’s grandmother, thinks it’s a bad idea. A source close to the situation told RadarOnline:
"Katherine is resisting the move, because she knows how traumatic it would be for them, but both Prince Michael and Paris have said they want to tell the jury what they saw on the day their father died.”
The source continues:
“Prince and Paris are determined to take the stand, though. Ultimately, I don't believe Katherine will deny them that chance, even though she doesn't want them to and has told them so. The kids have said they don't want their father's legacy to be tarnished by the trial and they believe their evidence will help convict Dr. Murray."
But even if the eldest of the Jackson offspring are allowed to testify in the trial, Katherine and LaToya Jackson have both agreed that Blanket, 10, is too young.
Those wanting to see Murray behind bars are worried that the kids’ testimony may backfire.
"Prince and Paris adored Dr. Murray and thought he was a God send for their father,” the source continued. “It was only after their father's death that they formed a subsequent opinion of him. Both Prince and Paris could take the stand and wind up providing evidence which supports the doctor.”
Additionally, the source adds:
"Prince and Paris knew their dad relied on Dr. Murray to survive and knew their father adored him. Their comments could save him from jail because it would work well in the eyes of a jury."
Jurors were sworn in on Friday and opening statements are set to begin on Tuesday. Dr. Murray’s defense team is reportedly planning to use for evidence a news conference announcing the This Is It tour, which Michael was rehearsing when he died. Apparently the video is supposed to prove that Jackson was weak and his health was dwindling.