Brenda Chase, Getty Images LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Jackson's mother sat in…
- Posted on Jun 22nd 2011 11:30AM by Chris Cottingham
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The 55-year-old made the sensational claim on Piers Morgan's show on CNN, (via the NME). "Michael told me that they were going to murder him," she said. "He was afraid. He was afraid for his life. I would never, ever think differently.
"People come into your life, wiggle their way in, control you, manipulate, control your funds, your finances, everything that you have. And you must do what they tell you to. That's what Michael was going through and he knew that everything that was happening to him was not kosher. It wasn't right and it disturbed him greatly."
It's not the first time that La Toya, who of all the Jackson clan was closest to her brother -- she signed his death certificate -- has expressed concerns about the circumstances surrounding his death. She requested a second autopsy after becoming suspicious about evasive behaviour by her brother's doctors as well as money and valuables missing from his house. In the past she has spoken about a "shadowy entourage" of hangers-on.
Dr Conrad Murray, one of Michael Jackson's personal physicians, is due to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter in September. He denies the charges.