According to Joe Jackson, his son Michael will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Cemetery on the singer’s birthday, August 29 at 10 a.m. I find this both poignant and creepy. For the record, Papa Joe offered up all this info during a lunch interview in which he brought Crystal Marven. Who is Crystal Marven? She’s a recording artist under contract with Joe’s new label. Always the opportunist businessman.
He also talked about the ongoing investigation of Dr. Conrad Murray. Though he supports LAPD, he thinks Murray could be “the fall guy for a whole lot of people.”
Toxicology reports haven’t been released yet. I’m sure the prosecutor is trying to figure a way to pin a manslaughter charge on Murray. It’s going to be difficult, because though he admitted to administering the anesthetic Propofol, it’s going to be impossible to track down the source of all the other drugs that were swimming around in Michael’s bloodstream. Also, the prosecution would have to prove that Dr. Murray knew that Jackson was ingesting all those other drugs. If the LAPD has learned nothing — botched criminal cases are kinda their specialty — I hope they know not to rush their investigation.
Though Michael will soon have a final resting place, I doubt he’ll ever rest in peace. Like Elvis and Monroe, the circumstances surrounding his death will be re-investigated and speculated about forever.