Joe Jackson suspects “foul play” in death of son

Father says Michael Jackson was “dead before he left the house”

Joe Jackson, Michael’s father, told reporters at the Black Entertainment Television Awards he suspects “foul play” in the death of his son. According to Joe Jackson, “Michael was dead before he left the house.” However, Jackson says that just “a few minutes” beforehand, Michael was “waving to everybody and telling them he loves them and all the fans at the gate.” The Los Angeles County Coroner says its post-mortem examination of Michael found no signs of trauma or foul play. However, after expressing their frustration with the inconclusive results of the first autopsy, the Jackson family hired a private pathologist to conduct a second one.

The Telegraph