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Jacko 'feared he would be killed'

Michael Jackson spent the last months of his life frightened, convinced that he would be killed by people wanting to get access to his valuable music catalogue, according to his sister, LaToya.

She makes the claims in her new book, Starting Over, which also chronicles her own troubles, including an abusive marriage to her late ex-manager/husband, Jack Gordon.

Ms Jackson says that she and her brother went through similar experiences of being controlled and manipulated by shadowy figures that cut them off from their family.

"The difference is, I was eventually able to get away and start over; Michael can't start over," she said.

Saturday will mark the two-year anniversary of the King of Pop's death at the age of 50.

Dr Conrad Murray is charged with involuntary manslaughter, accused of giving him an overdose of the anaesthetic propofol and other sedatives. He has pleaded not guilty; the trial is set for September.

However, Jackson's sister called Murray "the fall guy". She said there were other people who needed to be investigated and described Jackson's death as part of a wide conspiracy.

Jackson was the co-owner of the lucrative Sony/ATV catalogue, the copyright holder of the Beatles' and other artists' songs, and his older sister contends he was murdered for control of it.

"This is definitely something that was premeditated, that they had planned to do, and they planned to take my brother out, and my brother knew it, and that's why my brother told me repeatedly, repeatedly and repeatedly, that this was going to happen to him," she said in an interview.

"He explained to me, 'It's because of my catalogue."'

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