Former ‘Jackson 5’ member Tito is the latest celebrity to have hit out at his brother Michael Jackson’s personal doctor for his course of action in the King of Pop’s final moments.
He accused Dr Conrad Murray for wasting the late star’s vital minutes that might have cost him his life. "My opinion is that he panicked when my brother didn’t wake up. I think the doctor probably figured he was in trouble and he tried to revive Michael,” the Mirror quoted him as having said during an interview on Spanish TV.
“He did have a pulse but he couldn’t bring him back. I don’t know what the time lapse was between the doctor finding him and when he called paramedics.
“But I believe if he had immediately called for help we might still have my brother here today, he would definitely still be alive,” he added.
Experts have previously cast a shadow of doubt over Murray''s actions, slamming him for having allegedly spent 30 minutes performing CPR on the unconscious singer before calling 911.
Murray evoked serious criticism for performing CPR on Jackson''s bed, and not on the floor, where it would have been more effective.
Tito said: “The CPR attempt is one of the things I noticed that was very strange. CPR is one of the first things you learn to do as a doctor, and you don’t do it on a soft bed.”
Murray was also suspected of injecting Jackson with the potent painkiller Demerol, before the star collapsed in his home, a claim that was denied by the medic.