Conrad Murray ‘to call MJ’s kids as defense witnesses’

Updated: Sep 19, 2010, 15:42 PM IST

London: Michael Jackson`s doctor Conrad Murray is apparently planning to call the late singer’s kids as defense witnesses over their father’s death.

The doctor, who faces manslaughter charges over Jacko`s death in June 2009, believes Prince, 13, and Paris, 12, will reveal their father had long-standing addictions and had been ill for months.

"If they back him it will work well in the eyes of a jury," News of the World quoted a source as saying.

Michael’s mum Katherine Jackson recently claimed that her son believed that people in his life "wanted him dead".

In a newly recorded interview for an upcoming series of films on the popstar`s life, Katherine asserted that her son told her "several times" that his life was in danger.