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MJ ‘could have been saved’

entertainment Updated: Sep 12, 2010 12:44 IST

A life-saving heart machine could have saved King of Pop Michael Jackson, the star’s doctor has apparently claimed. Bombshell documents suggest Dr Conrad Murray, accused of killing Jackson, demanded a defibrilator, which could have saved the singer after his cardiac arrest in June last year.

Murray claims that he could have saved the life of the singer – but was denied the life-saving heart machine, reports News of the World. The 57-year-old US cardiologist believes that will get him off a charge of involuntary manslaughter for giving Jacko a sedative overdose.

Michael Jackson"I could have saved Michael if I had the right equipment. I have the paperwork to prove it," he told friends. Murray claims the star's comeback concert promoter AEG ignored his email pleas over six weeks, as was his request for a nurse to assist him.

The evidence which could save him from jail emerged in a lawsuit filed by MJ’s dad Joe, 81, which alleges AEG chiefs 'acted with reckless disregard for Jackson's life.' It claims Murray was ordered to drug Jacko to be fit for his London shows and that AEG failed to fulfil its promise to provide resuscitation equipment and a nurse.

Murray, who denies any wrongdoing, is due to stand trial next year.