On Wednesday, the jury in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial decided AEG Live was found not guilty of negligence in hiring Conrad Murray, the doctor who administered the fatal amount of propofol that led to Jackson's death, The BBC wrote. The Jackson family sued the entertainment company for $290 million.
"I couldn't be more pleased with the way the jury came out. They got it exactly right," AEG Live lead defense lawyer Marvin S. Putnam said after the verdict was read, according to the news site.
Murray was sentenced to two years behind bars for involuntary manslaughter in 2011 after Jackson’s death, but the case sought to determine if AEG Live had hired the doctor, and, if so, whether Murray was incompetent while treating Jackson.
The jury decided that the entertainment company had, in fact, hired the doctor, and an email that was sent 11 days before the singer's death alluded to AEG Live taking responsibility for the hiring of the doctor. The jurors did not think the company were negligent to employ Murray, however, even though though on June 25, 2009, Jackson died at the age of 50 after he was given a leath dose of the surgical anesthetic.
Twitter users took to the social media site to discuss the outcome of the wrongful death trial, with many paying tribute to the late King of Pop.
The trial over Michael Jackson's death is done and whether or not AEG caused is over. Rest In Peace King Of Pop. Your legend will live on.
— (@HumyraGAC) October 3, 2013
Not surprised by the Michael Jackson verdict... IJS
— Mardisa Randolph (@msmdr7) October 3, 2013
Michael Jackson forever in our hearts, no matter what <3
— moonwalker (@ValeriaMJJ) October 3, 2013
Other's made joke at the star's expense:
I wonder if Michael Jackson's family will end up suing Michael Jackson for the death of Michael Jackson. #gottapaythembillz
— PRÖTÖN BEAT (@ProtonTweet) October 3, 2013
michael jackson died in the government shutdown #rip
— Señorita Ratchét (@poopcutie) October 3, 2013
Did Michael Jackson die again?
— Vlatko Maitland (@ilovemaitland) October 3, 2013
Some were shocked:
Omgggg they dropped the charges on the doctor that killed Michael Jackson no effinnn wayyy
— Nicolee (@NikkiiAngelie) October 3, 2013
Since his death, Jackson's normally private children have stepped out into the media, with middle child Paris recently being rushed to the hospital after ran alleged suicide attempt. The teenager has had public fights with her family members on Twitter and is said to be having a harder time with dealing with her father's untimely death, cousin TJ Jackson testified in court in June, according to gmanetwork.com.