Homicide probe to be launched into BB King’s death: officials

26 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

B.B. King death probe depends on coroner findings.

Las Vegas police say there’s no active homicide investigation of the death of B.B. BB King’s daughters Karen Williams and Patty King allege that LaVerne Toney, his business manager, and Myron Johnson, his personal assistant, hastened his death and prevented family members from visiting. Williams and King each state in an affidavit passed to the Associated Press: “I believe my father was poisoned and that he was administered foreign substances.

King’s 11 surviving children that the singer was “poisoned.” “At this point, we don’t have evidence that these allegations of foul play will be substantiated,” Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg said, as NBC reported. “However, we are taking them very seriously and will be conducting a thorough investigation. The lawyer for King’s estate, Brent Bryson, called the claims ridiculous, adding that three doctors determined that King was appropriately cared for and received 24-hour care and monitoring by medical professionals “up until the time that he peacefully passed away in his sleep”. Neither of the aides wanted to comment directly on the claims but Toney, who worked for King for 39 years, said: “They’ve been making allegations all along. For decades, King played shows almost every night, becoming the premier ambassador for the blues — the music genre that emerged from African American spirituals in the Deep South. What’s new?” Toney had power of attorney over the singer’s affairs and was named in his 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. “The family is sticking together … to oust Ms.

King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center opened in 2008 to showcase artifacts from the legendary guitarist, as well as the cultural heritage of the Mississippi Delta. She alleged that Toney hastened King’s death by “misconduct, or by failing to properly attend to his medical needs.” The allegations come days after a public viewing in Las Vegas drew more than 1,000 fans and mourners and a weekend family-and-friends memorial drew 350. King was born in poverty and grew up working in cotton fields, but went on to master the guitar and entered the music business after traveling to Memphis and working for radio stations. A procession and memorial are planned for Wednesday in Memphis, Tennessee, followed by a Friday viewing and Saturday burial in King’s hometown of Indianola, Mississippi.

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 Ms Toney. Toney of killing their father,” Drohobyczer told The Washington Post in a telephone interview. “They have those concerns and that’s why the investigation has been started.” Drohobyczer cited allegations King was mistreated after he left the road last October among her clients’ concerns. To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.

In allegations that recalled the struggles of Casey Kasem and Mickey Rooney, they accused Toney of stealing King’s money, neglecting his health and preventing the family from seeing him. “It’s all about money,” King’s attorney Brent Bryson said. “Mr. The only way they can get money now is by filing a frivolous type of action.” Concerning the affidavits, Bryson told AP: ““I hope they have a factual basis that they can demonstrate for their defamatory and libelous allegations.”

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