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Paris Jackson claims her Father and King of Pop Michael Jackson was murdered

Paris said she was certain her father was murdered and it was "obvious".

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Los Angeles, Jan 25, 2017: Paris Jackson has claimed her father and King of Pop Michael Jackson was murdered.

The 18-year-old suggested Michael’s death was a “set-up” and “all arrows” back up her belief that he was murdered, reports independent.co.uk.

Paris said her father would hint people were after him and at one point, even feared they might end up killing him.

“He would drop hints about people being out to get him,” she said.

“And at some point he was like, ‘They’re gonna kill me one day’,” she told Rolling Stone.

Paris said she was certain her father was murdered and it was “obvious”.

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“All arrows point to that. It sounds like a total conspiracy theory and it sounds like bull****, but all real fans and everybody in the family knows it. It was a setup.”

When asked about who would want the singer dead, she said “a lot of people”. But she did not specify who.

“It’s a chess game. And I am trying to play the chess game the right way. And that’s all I can say about that right now.”

Michael went into cardiac arrest after overdosing on sedatives. He died in June 2009. His personal physician Conrad Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in November 2011 and sentenced to four years in prison.

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Paris also revealed she tried to kill herself multiple times and spoke about the traumatic experience of being sexually assaulted by a “complete stranger” who was much older than her when she was just 14.

She said she did not want to go into detail about the claim but explained it had been a difficult experience. (IANS)

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How the verdict of Michelle Carter, the woman who urged her boyfriend to kill himself spawned legal debates across the United States

The case against Carter became something of an unusual experiment for the American judicial system, which has never witnessed anything like this before

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  • Michelle Carter has been sentenced to two and a half year term in a Massachusetts jail on Thursday 
  • Carter was charged with involuntary manslaughter for sending Conrad Roy, her boyfriend, text messages that encouraged him to kill himself
  • Carter’s case has spawned legal debates across the United States 

New Delhi, August 5, 2017: Michelle Carter, the young woman convicted of involuntary manslaughter, has been sentenced to a two and a half year term including 15 months in prison in a Massachusetts jail on Thursday for urging her boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, to commit suicide through text messages in 2014.

The case against Carter became something of an unusual experiment for the American judicial system, which has never witnessed anything like this before.

Carter, now 20, was charged over the 2014 death of 18 year old Conrad Roy III, who she called her boyfriend. The police found Roy dead of carbon monoxide poisoning in his truck, in a Kmart parking lot in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. His death was first deemed as suicide, but the US court decided that Carter was to blame.

Roy was depressed for long, but it was in the summer of 2014, that he started sending Carter messages about his plans to kill himself. Carter, in the beginning, suggested him to take help, however, she later started bombarding him with dozens of text messages sending him encouraging texts to kill himself.

“Don’t be scared. You already made this decision and if you don’t do it tonight you’re gonna be thinking about it all the time and stuff all the rest of your life and be miserable,” Carter wrote in one text.

“It’s OK to be scared and it’s normal. I mean, you’re about to die,” she wrote in another.

If she had a clear intention for why she did this, or it was the mental issues she was facing that made her do something like that is uncertain. However, different parties have different opinions concerning the same.

Prosecutors believed that Carter wanted to play the role of the “grieving girlfriend” in order to receive the public’s sympathy.

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Carter, at the time she was texting Roy, struggled with body image issues and was on medicines for depression and anxiety. “She was enmeshed in a delusional system,” psychiatrist Peter R. Breggin told The New York Times.

‘I don’t want to say any more about her beyond that she doesn’t have a conscience,’ Lynn Roy, mother of Conrad Roy told Daily Mail.

In the coming months, when the police started investigating Roy’s death, the involvement of Carter became evident by the conversations she had with Conrad through text messages, which made it apparent that she encouraged him to take his life. On July 12, 2015, A Massachusetts judge charged Carter with involuntary manslaughter for the same.

“Knowing that Mr. Roy is in the truck, knowing the condition of the truck, knowing or at least having a state of mind that 15 minutes would pass, Ms. Carter takes no action,” Judge Lawrence Moniz said to the court.

Carter’s case has surprised many legal experts, spawning legal debates across the United States, in fact, the world. Many of them felt that Carter’s distance from Roy at the time of death would help bring forth a not-guilty ruling. But this decision is, indeed, important to establish precedent in future cases of people telling others to kill themselves.

“This court must and has balanced between rehabilitation, the promise that rehabilitation would work and a punishment for the actions that have occurred,” said Bristol County Juvenile Court Judge Lawrence Moniz.

-prepared by Samiksha Goel of NewsGram. Twitter @goel_samiksha

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Music Icon Michael Jackson tops annual list of the top-earning Dead Celebrities

Jackson, who died in 2009, raked in a bumper $825 million in earnings for the 12 months ending October 1

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FILE - Singer Michael Jackson announces that he will play 10 live concerts in London, March 5, 2009. Forbes magazine put the King of Pop's earnings for the year ending October 1 at $825 million. VOA

NEW YORK, October 13, 2016: Michael Jackson topped an annual list of the top-earning dead celebrities Wednesday for the fourth straight year, far outstripping fellow musical icons Prince and David Bowie, who died earlier this year.

Jackson, who died in 2009, raked in a bumper $825 million in earnings for the 12 months ending October 1, according to estimates from Forbes. That came mostly from the Jackson estate’s $750 million sale of the late singer’s remaining stake in the Sony/ATV music publishing catalog — which includes the rights to many Beatles songs — to Sony Corp.

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“Peanuts” creator Charles Schulz was in second place with $48 million. The cartoonist died of colon cancer 16 years ago, but lives on through the franchise and its licensing revenue.

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Golf legend Arnold Palmer, who died in September at age 87, claimed the No. 3 spot with earnings of $40 million, mostly from licensing and endorsements of his signature Arnold Palmer iced tea and lemonade drink, leisure wear label and golf course designs.

Sales of Prince albums soared after the musician died of an accidental drug overdose in April. Forbes ranked him in fifth place overall with estimated earnings of $25 million, just below Elvis Presley with $27 million.

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Bowie, whose surprise death of cancer in January came days after a new album release, outsold both Presley and Jackson in albums and singles in 2016, but the British singer’s overall estimated earnings were a comparatively small $10.5 million, which put him in 11th place, Forbes said.

Forbes’ estimates were based on pretax income, before management and legal expenses, and were compiled through interviews with estate experts and data on record sales, touring, and movie earnings. (VOA)