Testimony resumes in trial of Michael Jackson doc

September 28, 2011 - 11:00 AM
Michael Jackson Doctor

Choreographer Kenny Ortega testifies for the prosecution in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Conrad Murray at Superior Court in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011. Murray has pleaded not guilty and faces four years in prison and the loss of his medical license if convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson's death. (AP Photo/Al Seib, Pool)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Testimony has resumed in the trial of Michael Jackson's doctor with a concert promoter telling jurors that the singer appeared strong during one his final rehearsals.

Paul Gongaware is an executive for AEG Live, which was promoting Jackson's planned series of comeback concerts in 2009. He watched the pop superstar perform at the singer's final two rehearsals and says Jackson appeared engaged and energetic.

It is the second day of the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, who has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in connection with Jackson's death. He faces up to four years in prison and loss of his medical license if convicted.

Gongaware was questioned by a prosecutor briefly Wednesday morning and is now being questioned by defense attorneys.