AEG Live backs down on calling MJ's mom to testify again in singer's death trial

Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): AEG Live lawyers, who wanted to call back Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine, to testify as its last witness in their defence of the wrongful-death lawsuit, have now changed their mind.

The lawyers for the concert promoter may play clips of Prince Jackson's deposition before resting its defence case, CNN reported.

Earlier, the concert promoter's lead attorney said that he would like to question the 83-year-old Jackson family matriarch "about the absurdity of the damages" she wants the jury to award if they decide the concert promoter is liable in the pop icon's death.

Katherine and her grandchildren Prince, Paris and Blanket contend that AEG Live is liable in the singer's death in 2009 because it negligently hired, retained or supervised Dr. Conrad Murray, who has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter. (ANI)