Dr. Conrad Murray knowingly called Michael Jackson‘s oldest son, Prince, into the room as Jackson lay dead, the Thriller singer’s sister LaToya told Barbara Walters in a 20/20 interview slated to air Friday night.
“Prince watched him do this, Barbara,” she said. “You don’t do that to a child, especially when you knew prior to that child coming up, that child’s father was no longer alive.”
She said she thinks Murray summoned Prince, 13, so he could confirm Murray “had nothing to do with this.”
When asked if Murray, a focal point in the investigation surrounding the Thriller singer’s death, LaToya said: “Something went wrong; something went wrong.”
LaToya discussed her other aspects of her brother’s storied life in the interview.
Michael Jackson “wasn’t God, but he was certainly God-like; he was the closest thing to God that I knew,” the 53-year-old sister of the Thriller singer said, noting the singer’s longtime philanthropy.
“I don’t think we’ll find a person as talented, a person who thought the way he thought,” LaToya told Walters. “A personal with the heart Michael had. People aren’t that way anymore.”
LaToya also commented on the oft-discussed background of the children of the late singer’s children, most notably young Blanket, who she said Michael told her is Hispanic.
She said the children have a good relationship with their grandpa Joe Jackson, noting they “like the fact he is very outspoken.” She said she believes Michael would have wanted his children to have Joe involved in their lives.
Michael Jackson died after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest June 25 in Los Angeles.
You can watch the entire interview with LaToya Jackson on 20/20 Friday at 10/9c.