Daughters Of B.B. King Claim Their Father Was Murdered
|Daughters Of B.B. King Claim Their Father Was Murdered|
Daughters Karen Williams and Patty King alleged 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.
"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.
"I believe my father was murdered," they said.
Lawyers for King's estate said the claims are unfounded and disrespectful.
Nevada's Clark County Coroner said it would investigate with the Las Vegas Police Department's homicide division.
"At this point, we don't have evidence that these allegations of foul play will be substantiated," Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg said.
"However, we are taking them very seriously and will be conducting a thorough investigation.
"We are co-ordinating our investigative efforts with the homicide division of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. I expect the investigation will take a minimum of six to eight weeks."