LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Jackson's mother has temporary
custody of his three children and has been granted limited control
over some of his property.
Lawyers for Katherine Jackson have asked a court to name her as
the administrator of his estate. A ruling is pending. Jackson's
parents said they believe their 50-year-old son died without a
valid will. Hearings are set for next month and in August to
consider the issues.
Jackson's children range in age from 7 to 12. Family patriarch
Joe Jackson said at a news conference that the children have been
enjoying playing with other kids, something they didn't normally
Meanwhile, authorities continue to investigate Jackson's death.
Officials with the Los Angeles County coroner's office returned to
the mansion he was renting at the time of his death and left with
two large plastic bags of evidence.
Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said the bags contained
medication. He declined to elaborate.