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<b>Photos:</b> Key figures around Michael Jackson

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Michael Jackson arrives at the Santa Barbara County courthouse with his mother, Katherine, in May 2005, during his trial on child-molestation charges. (Matthew Simmons)
Thomas Mesereau Jr.
Attorney Thomas Mesereau Jr. gestures in Los Angeles County Superior Court during a 2004 hearing. Meserau replaced Michael Jackson attorneys Mark Geragos and Benjamin Brafman. (Associated Press)
Thomas Sneddon
Santa Barbara County Dist. Atty. Thomas Sneddon calls on Michael Jackson to surrender in 2003. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
Katherine Jackson
Mark Geragos, left, one of the initial lawyers for pop star Michael Jackson, accompanies Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson, and his brother Jermaine Jackson for the pop star’s arraignment on child molestation charges in 2004.


FOR THE RECORD: A former version of this caption listed Jackson’s mother as Kathleen Jackson.
 (Hector Mata / AFP/Getty Images)
Jermaine Jackson
Jermaine Jackson speaks in support of his brother Michael Jackson during a news conference outside the Jackson family compound in Encino on Jan. 12, 2004. (Stefano Paltera / Associated Press)
Joe Jackson
Joe Jackson, Michael Jackson ‘s father, is interviewed by the media after his son’s arraignment on child molestation charges. (Nick Ut / Associated Press)
Dieter Wiesner
Michael Jackson’s manager Dieter Wiesner leaves the Beverly Hills Hotel after an all-day meeting to discuss the singer’s legal and financial strategy on Jan. 12, 2004, in Beverly Hills. (Kevork Djansezian / Associated Press)
Charles Koppelman
Michael Jackson’s music manager Charles Koppelman , left, and Nation of Islam chief of staff Leonard Muhammad, right, hold a news conference in January 2004. (Nick Ut / Associated Press)
Jim Anderson
Behind a mountain of microphones, Santa Barbara County Sherriff Jim Anderson appears at a news conference regarding the arrest warrent issued for Michael Jackson in 2003. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
Rodney S. Melville
Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge Rodney S. Melville is shown in this file photo. (Len Wood / Santa Barbara News-Press)
Najee Ali
Executive Director of Project Islamic H.O.P.E. Najee Ali speaks in support of Michael Jackson during a news conference outside the Jackson family compound in Encino on Jan. 12, 2004. (Stefano Paltera / Associated Press)
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