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Killer doctor says MJ was alive when he arrived at hospital

TRAGIC: Michael Jackson

THE LATE Michael Jackson's former doctor Conrad Murray has claimed that the singer was still alive when he arrived at hospital.

Despite emergency room medics claiming the star was "clinically dead" at the time, Murray says the Thriller performer "was alive" and "he had signs of life".

The disgraced physician, who was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the star's death in 2011, said he stayed at UCLA Medical Centre for hours in the hope Jackson would recover.

In an interview with Daily Mail Australia, Murray insisted he was not responsible for Michael's 2009 death from an overdose of drugs including powerful hospital anaesthetic Propofol.

He instead placed the blame on paramedics, some of whom testified in court to say the pop icon had "signs of a dying heart" when he arrived at the Los Angeles hospital.


DISGRACED DOCTOR: Conrad Murray

"I was at the hospital with him for hours. When he got to UCLA they found evidence he was not dead, he was alive, he had signs of life," Murray said in the interview.

"I never left the hospital until 6pm. I took care of the children, the mother, the brothers and sisters and everyone else."

Murray, who served as the pop icon's doctor and confidant for three years, admitted that he was not with Michael when the global megastar collapsed, aged 50, in his home in Beverly Hills.

"I was not present when Michael passed away. I discovered him lying flat, I made every effort to resuscitate him," he said.

"I didn't know how long Michael was out or whatever happened. What they accused me of doing, putting him on a drip and leaving him alone, never happened. Without a doubt I was wrongly convicted."

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