BB King’s daughters allege he was poisoned

26 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

B.B. King’s daughters allege he was poisoned.

Officials in the US state of Nevada said on Monday they would conduct an investigation into the death of BB King who died this month at age 89, after two of his daughters claimed that the blues great was murdered. The Clark County, Nevada coroner’s office said in a posting on Twitter that it had taken jurisdiction over King’s body, and that autopsy results would take a minimum of six to eight weeks. “Our coroner takes jurisdiction over #BBKing body, performs autopsy. King heirs who’ve been most outspoken about the blues legend’s care in his final days are accusing King’s two closest aides of poisoning him, but the attorney for King’s estate is calling the claims ridiculous.

King died Thursday, May 14, at the age of 89, according to his attorney.(Photo: Denise Truscello, Getty Images for PR Plus) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two B.B. Three doctors determined that King was appropriately cared-for, and King received 24-hour care and monitoring by medical professionals “up until the time that he peacefully passed away in his sleep,” attorney Brent Bryson told the AP on Monday. Daughters Karen Williams and Patty King allege that family members were prevented from visiting while King’s business manager, LaVerne Toney, and his personal assistant, Myron Johnson, hastened their father’s death.

Toney is named in King’s will as executor of an estate that, according to court documents filed by lawyers for some of King’s heirs, could total tens of millions of dollars. “I believe my father was poisoned and that he was administered foreign substances,” Patty King and Williams say in identically worded sections of affidavits provided to The Associated Press by their lawyer, Larissa Drohobyczer. “They’ve been making allegations all along. King, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member who died in Las Vegas on May 14th, had said earlier in the month he was in hospice care at his home after being hospitalized in April with dehydration related to diabetes. A Beale Street procession and memorial are scheduled Wednesday in Memphis, Tennessee, followed by a Friday viewing and Saturday burial in King’s hometown of Indianola, Mississippi. “The family is sticking together … to oust Ms. But Clark County Family Court Hearing Master Jon Norheim said on May 7 that police and social services investigations in October and April uncovered no reason to take power-of-attorney from Toney. She alleged that Toney hastened King’s death by “misconduct, or by failing to properly attend to his medical needs.” An affidavit from Patty King, who used to live at King’s home, says she saw Johnson administer to King two drops of an unknown substance on his tongue during evenings for several months before his death, and that Toney never told her what the substance was.

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