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Jackson's doc requested lifesaving gear

June 17, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
The doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death had requested lifesaving gear and a nurse from the concert promoter organizing the singer's London shows. Newly unveiled documents show that Dr. Conrad Murray requested, but never received, certain life saving equipment before the singer's death.

The information is from e-mails and a proposed contract obtained by the Associated Press.

The documents show Murray wanted a heart resuscitation machine, plus a medical assistant.

The request was made to AEG Live, the company that organized Jackson's tour.

Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in Jackson's death.

The King of Pop died last June after Murray administered a mixture of sedatives, including the anesthetic propofol, in an attempt to get the chronic insomniac to sleep.