John Travolta Expected To Testify At Bahamas Trial 

Saturday, Sep 19, 2009  |  Updated 4:15 PM CDT
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John Travolta Expected To Testify At Bahamas Trial 

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LIMERICK, IRELAND - MAY 31: Actor John Travolta rides a cart with his children while on holiday at Adare Manor Golf Club on May 31, 2004 in Limerick, Ireland. (Photo by ShowBizIreland/Getty Images)

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John Travolta is expected to take the stand next week in a court case in Nassau centering on the death of his son, Jett, in January.

Paramedic Tarino Lightbourn and his lawyer, Pleasant Bridgewater, have been charged with conspiracy to extort millions of dollars from the actor.

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Both have pleaded not guilty.

The case begins on Monday.

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On the morning of January 2, Lightbourn was one of the first paramedics to reach the Travoltas after Jett had suffered a seizure. Allegedly, John signed a "refusal to transport" document that morning with sensitive family information, which Lightbourn later allegedly attempted to sell back to the star via Bridgewater, who reached out to a Travolta attorney.

The actor subsequently filed an extortion complaint, which, by Bahamian law, necessitates his appearance in court to testify.

Jett, who was 16, succumbed to a "seizure disorder" while on vacation with his family in Grand Bahama on January 2, according to his death certificate. He was laid to rest following a service in Ocala, Fla., on January 8.

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The family has stayed under the radar since, with John, Kelly Preston and daughter Ella Blue making their first public appearance of the year at Disney's D23 Expo in Anaheim on September 11.

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