Jackson's body may be exhumed to clear doctor

Jackson's body may be exhumed to clear doctor


Joe Jackson, father of the late Michael Jackson, cuts a cake to celebrate Jackson’s 52nd birthday in Gary on Saturday. AP

Lawyers for Dr Conrad Murray plan to challenge the singer’s autopsy, which found he killed him with an overdose of sedative Propofol. They want to show that the singer could have died from other drug use. However, they may demand his body be dug up for new tests ahead of Murray’s trial next year to prove their theory.

A key find could be needle marks not made by the doctor. “This is a horrifying situation the family have been dreading. They laid Michael to rest and for him to return is just sick,” News of the World quoted a Jackson family friend as saying.

Meanwhile, Michael Jackson has become the most downloaded artist of all time and is most popular in India, according to a new report. The “Thriller” hitmaker is the world’s most popular solo star, ahead of the likes of Lady Gaga, Elvis Presley, the Black Eyed Peas and Rihanna, according to download records from Nokia’s Ovi Music Store.

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