B.B. King's daughters allege blues musician was poisoned
May 28, 2015, 16:40:15 CEST | Wikinews

B.B. King in 2006. (Image: Eric Draper.)
Thursday, May 28, 2015 





B.B. King in 2006.
Image: Eric Draper.


Two daughters of blues legend B.B. King are claiming on Monday that he was poisoned by business manager LaVerne Toney and personal assistant Myron Johnson. The allegations were made by daughters Karen Williams and Patty King in affidavits provided by their lawyer to the Associated Press.

“I believe my father was poisoned and that he was administered foreign substances,” Williams and King said in identically worded sections of the affidavits. “I believe my father was murdered.”

Williams and King also allege that family members were prevented from visiting their father prior to his death. The lawyer for King's estate says the claims are ridiculous.

“I hope they have a factual basis that they can demonstrate for their defamatory and libelous allegations,” lawyer Brent Bryson said in a statement to the Associated Press.

Bryson says that King was appropriately cared for by medical professionals up until his death on May 14 in Las Vegas.

An autopsy of B.B. King's body was carried out on Sunday by the Clark County, Nevada coroner's office. The coroner's office said on Twitter that it would be a minimum of six to eight weeks before results of the autopsy are finalised.

The Las Vegas Police department said that a potential homicide investigation into the death of the blues legend will depend on autopsy findings.

Source: Wikinews
Share this article:
share article on facebook share article on twitter share article on google+ share article on tumblr share article on blogger share article on reddit

Send us your articles and web-novels!
comments powered by Disqus
Most popular


Recently Viewed:


B.B. King's daughters allege blues musician was pois...

Thursday, May 28, 2015  B.B. King in 2006. Image: Eric Draper. Two daughters of blues...


Pakistan frames law against 'honour killing'

On Thursday, Pakistan's parliament announced a bill has been passed against the practice of ...


Protesters in England call for change to cricket gov...

A protest was held ahead of the start of the fifth Ashes cricket test today, seeking a highe...


Tennis: Nadal beats Thiem to win eleventh French Ope...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018  Sports Related articles 13 June 2018: Tennis: Nadal beats Thie...


FIFA World Cup 2018 quarterfinals: France, Belgium b...

Monday, July 9, 2018  2018 FIFA World Cup More from 2018 FIFA World Cup 9 July 2018: F...

Automotive
Reviews | Technology | Projects & Tuning | Events | Racing
Business & Technology
Business & Economy | Mobile | Internet & Media | Security & Privacy | Gadgets & Tech | Software
Lifestyle
Health, Food & Fitness | Fashion | Gardening | DIY | Homes
Society
Accidents | Crime | Culture | Finance | Politics
Science & Environment
Wildlife | Green | Space
Gaming
Reviews
Society
Accidents | Crime | Culture | Finance | Politics
Travel
MM-iNEWS
Copyright & Privacy | Site Roadmap | Sitemap | Contact
Web Development @ OverHertz Ltd
Ω