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Jackson's doctor did not inject painkiller, says lawyer

world Updated: Jun 29, 2009 19:30 IST

A lawyer for Michael Jackson's personal physician, Conrad Murray has said that reports claiming the doctor injected the pop star with a powerful painkiller before his death were "absolutely false."

"There was no Demerol. No OxyContin," Edward Chernoff, the attorney for Dr Conrad Murray said.

The lawyer, who was present during Murray's three-hour-long interview with Los Angeles police detectives, said that Jackson was already unconscious when the doctor "fortuitously" entered the bedroom of the singer's Holmby Hills mansion, Los Angeles Times reported.

The 50-year-old singer "wasn't breathing. He checked for a pulse. There was a weak pulse in his femoral artery. He started administering CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)," said Chernoff.

Murray had not "furnished or prescribed" Jackson with Demerol, the lawyer said.

"He was the one who suggested the autopsy to the family while they were still in the hospital. He didn't understand why Michael Jackson had died," Chernoff added.