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In her new book, La Toya Jackson writes that she confronted Dr. Conrad Murray in the hospital shortly after her brother was pronounced dead and he gave her only "evasion and excuses."
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updated 6/16/2011 6:36:22 PM ET 2011-06-16T22:36:22

La Toya Jackson writes in her new book "Starting Over" that the first question that ran through her mind after she learned of her brother's death was, "Who killed Michael?"

The book is scheduled to go on sale next week, two years after the pop star's death of a sedative overdose. Dr. Conrad Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter, and trial is set for September.

La Toya Jackson says her brother often predicted he would be killed over his estate and music publishing catalog.

She also says she learned a lot about Michael's well-being in the days before his death. His daughter Paris told her that "Daddy was always cold" and that "he would always cry."

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La Toya Jackson writes that she confronted Dr. Conrad Murray in the hospital shortly after her brother was pronounced dead to find out what happened and that he gave her only "evasion and excuses."

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She also writes that she searched Jackson's bedroom and found it "torn to pieces," with furniture overturned and items scattered about. They included notes she believes were written by Michael indicating that he needed his father Joseph's help to get "these people out of my life" and that he "only agreed to 10 shows."

When he died on June 25, 2009, Jackson was a few weeks away from kicking off a string of 50 shows at The O2 Arena in London. Originally only 10 concerts were announced, but tickets sold out in less than an hour and 40 more shows were added.

La Toya Jackson writes that she heard from other people in Michael's life who were suspicious of his final days, including friends and fans.

She won't be the last of her family to share their story. Brother Jermaine Jackson has a book coming out in September.

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  1. 1972

    Michael Jackson, 13, was the youngest member of the Jackson 5. (AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. 1977

    Michael Jackson of the Jackson 5 during the 1977 American Music Awards. (AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. 1980

    Michael Jackson won three American Music Awards in 1980. (AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. 1984

    Michael Jackson is seen backstage at the 26th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 1984. (Reed Saxon / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. 1987

    Michael Jackson appears at the American Cinema Award gala on Jan. 9, 1987, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Bob Galbraith / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. 1992

    Michael Jackson as seen in New York in 1992. (Richard Drew / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. 1993

    Michael Jackson performs during a show at the National Stadium in Singapore during his 1993 "Dangerous" tour. (C.F. Tham / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. 1995

    Michael Jackson smiles for cameras at the announcement of nominations for the 1995 MTV Video Awards in New York City on July 25, 1995. (Mark Lennihan / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. 1998

    Michael Jackson gives an interview to the Associated Press in Detroit on July 8, 1998. (Richard Sheinwald1 / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. 2000

    Michael Jackson arrives at the G & P Foundation for Cancer Research's Angel Ball on Nov. 30, 2000, in New York. (Suzanne Plunkett / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. 2001

    Michael Jackson arrives at the University of Oxford Union in Oxford, England, on March 6, 2001. (Alastair Grant / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. 2002

    Michael Jackson appeared at Al Sharpton's National Action Network headquarters in the Harlem neighborhood of New York on July 9, 2002. (Tina Fineberg / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. 2004

    Michael Jackson speaks at a news conference after his arraignment in his child molestation case at the Santa Maria, Calif., courthouse, on April 30, 2004. (Stephen Osman / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. 2005

    Michael Jackson arrives at the Santa Barbara County courthouse in Santa Monica, Calif., on April 27, 2005. (Michael A Mariant / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. 2007

    Michael Jackson poses in Los Angeles on Nov. 8, 2007. (Danny Moloshok / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. 2009

    Michael Jackson at a press conference in London on March 5, 2009. (Joel Ryan / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
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