Police investigating allegations BB King was poisoned

26 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

B.B. King Daughters: Our Dad Was Poisoned To Death By Manager And Assistant.

An autopsy was performed on King’s body over the weekend and Las Vegas police confirmed Monday that homicide detectives are probing “The Thrill is Gone” musician’s death. King’s daughters, Patty King and Karen Williams, are now alleging in court documents that the late music legend’s business manager, LaVerne Toney, and his assistant poisoned their dad to death. A memorial procession for King is planned for Wednesday in Memphis, Tenn., in which his casket is expected to be driven down famed Beale St., where King got his start in show business and garnered the nickname “Beale Street Blues Boy.” Brent Bryson, an attorney for King’s estate, brushed off the daughters’ allegations as as “unfounded” and “extremely disrespectful of B.B.

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. 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. Memorials for King are slated this week in both Memphis, Tennessee and Indianola, Mississippi, but neither should be affected by the murder investigation. Neither Toney nor his assistant would comment on King’s daughters’ accusations when contacted by the Associated Press, which was first given the court papers.

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. Three doctors determined that King was appropriately cared-for, Bryson said, and King received 24-hour care and monitoring by medical professionals “up until the time that he peacefully passed away in his sleep.” “This is extremely disrespectful to B.B.

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