Michael Jackson‘s superstar sister Janet arrived at the Los Angeles courthouse Tuesday morning to attend the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of the King of Pop.
The Control singer was joined by her sister LaToya, brother Marlon, and mother Katherine, who’s been a mainstay at the trial.
While Janet was supposed to perform in Melbourne, Australia this week, she cancelled the shows to attend the trial.
“When I planned these shows, the schedule in California was completely different,” the 45-year-old Nasty Boys singer said in a statement Sunday. “After talking with my family last night, I decided we must be together right now. This saddens me in so many ways.”
Janet has been adamant in her opinion that Murray’s responsible in the June 25, 2009 death of her brother Michael at 50. She said in a 2009 ABC News interview she believes Murray should no longer be permitted to practice medicine.
Murray is standing trial in Jackson‘s death from acute intoxication of a powerful anesthetic complicated by other sedatives. If convicted, he faces up to four years in prison, as well as losing his medical license.