MJ ‘could have been saved’

Updated: Sep 12, 2010, 11:02 AM IST

London: 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 a news daily.

The 57-year-old US cardiologist believes that will get him off a charge of involuntary manslaughter for giving Jacko a sedative overdose.

"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.