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Janet Jackson: Doctor is 'responsible' for Michael Jackson's death

November 16, 2009 |  9:32 am

Janet Jackson has broken her silence on the death of Michael Jackson, saying that the pop star's doctor is "responsible" for her brother's death.

Dr. Conrad Murray is at the center of what has been a five-month-long criminal investigation into the circumstances surrounding Jackson's death.

Law enforcement sources have told The Times that on the morning the pop singer died, Murray left the performer alone and under the influence of a powerful anesthetic. By the time the doctor returned from to making telephone calls, Jackson had stopped breathing, the sources said. Murray has been identified in court records as a suspect in a police manslaughter investigation.

In an interview with ABC News, Janet Jackson said Murray is "responsible" for her brother's death. He was the one that was administering," she said. "I think he is responsible."

Jackson said Murray should no longer be able to practice medicine, but Murray's attorneys have denied the doctor did anything wrong.

Although Murray has been under investigation since the pop star's death on June 25, no charges have been filed against him.

-- Shelby Grad

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