'King Of Pop' Michael Jackson's former wives Debbie Rowe and Lisa Marie Presley are to appear in court to testify in the ongoing trial where his physician has been charged with manslaughter.
It is being claimed that the 'Thriller' hitmaker slept with his eyes open and his former wives' testament will be used by defence lawyers representing Dr Conrad Murray as he fights a homicide charge, reported News of the World online.
Rowe, mother of Jackson's eldest kids Prince and Paris, will be quizzed at Murray's trial this year, alongwith Presley and nanny Grace Rwaramba, whom the pop icon called his "wife".
Murray, 56, is charged with manslaughter for the June 25 mishap over claims that he injected the singer with a fatal dose of Propofol.
The cardiologist's defence team reportedly have evidence that the seasoned drug user often appeared awake when asleep. They say he would have his eyes open and his pupils would be dilated when he was on Propofol.
"We've found he would appear dopey and sleep with his eyes open when he had taken meds. We want the women closest to him to verify this. We'll also ask his doctors about how he slept after being knocked out. This could be a key part in the defence," said a source.