The Jackson kids have made it clear - they will NOT be attending the Conrad Murray on trial.
Prince, Paris, and Blanket Jackson are boycotting the Michael Jackson manslaughter trial because the events are just too painful for them to relive.
As we earlier reported, Prince and Paris saw their father's body right after he died and Prince was considering being a witness in the trial.
MJ's mom, Katherine, is said to be very relieved that the children do not want to be involved and has since been extremely unhappy after prosecutor David Walgren released a picture of Michael's body during the opening statements of the trial.
Honestly, this is for the best. The children are too young and having to go through the pain all over again is just too much for them. We're sure there's enough evidence against Murray without needing the use of the kids.
LaToya Jackson may only describe herself via her Twitter handle as "a two-time bestselling author, entrepreneur, Grammy award winning songwriter, entertainer, philanthropist", and "champagne and cavair connoisseur", but we think she needs to add conspiracy theorist to that list!
Michael Jackson's sister has always been adamant regarding certain conspiracies regarding the pop icon's death, and during the first day of his doctor, Conrad Murray's Manslaughter trial, took to the social networking site to make some pretty strong accusations while in the courtroom!
It was two years ago yesterday that we first learned about the tragic death of a 1-year-old girl who was under the care of Billy Bob Thornton's estranged daughter Amanda Brumfield.
Now, we've learned that Brumfield has been found guilty of aggravated manslaughter in the 1-year-old's death.
As a recap, Billy Bob's daughter was babysitting the 1-year-old at the time, and claimed that the child "was trying to climb out of a playpen and hit her head," but the defense argued that the fall might have aggravated "a previous injury," which could have caused the infant's death.
Brumfield's sentencing is expected to take place this July.
Such a sad, awful situation. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the parents of that poor child.
She talked with reporters outside of the court where her brother Mark was being acquitted of manslaughter of their 70-year-old dad, saying that Mark had nothing to do with it and that their father never would have wanted him to be prosecuted.
Mark had been charged with grabbing his father around the neck during an argument, causing cartilage to fracture and his heart to fail.
But the jury decided that Mark was not involved in the death.
Michael Seewald took to the internet to call Josh out for being a huge hypocrite, writing:
"It distresses me to say that Josh Duggar's greatest sin is a byproduct of the sum total of his secretly sinful lifestyle. That is, that by his hypocrisy, he blasphemed the name of God. He claimed to be a Christian, but by his deeds he has suggested otherwise. With the name of God on his lips he lived a covert and extensive lifestyle of evil. While proudly saying things like, 'Our family is like the epitome of conservative values,' he was looking at porn and soliciting affairs. He took a job at the Family Research Council that exists to promote the traditional family, all the while undermining his own family by violating his marriage covenant."
Yikes! He continued to say that Josh essentially dragged God's name through the mud:
"He flourished in the fame of his family and the success of their television show, all the while betraying their trust and Christian values. The thing that is so hurtful is that he was a loud voice endorsing Christian ethics and he has been shown to be a fraud. I am profoundly grieved that he attained such a platform only to bring shame on God's holy name and the Christian faith. After hearing of Josh's scandal when he was a teenager, I publicly stated that Josh appeared to be a changed man, was walking above reproach, and living out the faith that he professed. I stood in solidarity, encouraging him to use the scandal to build humility and grace. Sadly, he had deceived us all. The name of God has been blasphemed and God is jealous for his name."
Ouch. Since the whole scandal surfaced, Josh has checked himself in to a religious rehab facility. It'll be inneresting to see if any other family members speak up about what he's done.