Documents obtained by The Associated Press allege that Michael Jackson's doctor stopped CPR on the stricken star and delayed calling 911 so he could collect drug vials in the room.
The account was given to investigators on August 31 by Alberto Alvarez, Jackson's logistics director. He was summoned to the pop star's side by another Jackson aide who received a frantic call from Dr. Conrad Murray after Jackson was unresponsive.
Jackson died June 25 from an overdose of the powerful anesthetic propofol and two other sedatives administered by Murray. Alvarez said the doctor stopped CPR so he could hand him drug vials and told him to put them in a bag.
Murray's lawyer questioned Alvarez's account, saying that in an earlier statement to police he did not mention the vials.