News B.B. King’s daughters prompt homicide investigation after claiming their father was poisoned

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    Homicide detectives are investigating the death of legendary bluesman B.B. King after two of his daughters claimed he was poisoned.

    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 died on May 14 in Las Vegas at the age of 89.

    His daughters, Karen Williams and Patty King, are accusing their father’s business manager, LaVerne Toney, and his personal assistant, Myron Johnson, of killing him, according to documents their lawyer provided to The Associated Press.

    The daughters allege Toney and Johnson poisoned their father, according to the documents.

    John Fudenberg, the coroner for Clark County, Nevada, said Monday that an autopsy was performed Sunday on King’s embalmed body, but results of the toxicological test wouldn’t be available for up to eight weeks.

    Las Vegas police Lt. Ray Steiber said Monday that homicide detectives are investigating King’s death.

    Fudenberg said King’s body was returned to a Las Vegas mortuary after the autopsy.

    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.”

    King’s funeral is scheduled to be held on Saturday at the Bell Grove M.B. Church in his hometown of Indianola, Miss.

    King’s daughters, Toney and Johnson all declined comment.

    The family and King’s assistants had been feuding even before King died.

    In November, Patty King filed a police report in Las Vegas against Johnson and Toney, who had power of attorney over King’s affairs.

    Patty King accused the assistants of abusing her father and pilfering up to $30 million from him. She also charged they were withholding B.B. King’s medication and swiped two Rolex watches from him valued at $25,000.

    In April, a Nevada judge rejected Karen Williams’ petition to take control of her father’s affairs from Toney.

    The family also claimed that Toney refused to let them see King in hospice during his final days.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/b-b-king-daughters-claim-father-poisoned-article-1.2235028
     
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    Apparently B.B. was worth a lot of loot.
     
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    thank god the cops have nothing better to do then run off looking for smoke and mirrors.


    R.I.P. mr. king.
    your daughters are assholes.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised. The manager just saw him as a cash cow. The drummer in my band knows BB's second to last drummer pretty well. The guy had a sweet gig but quit not long ago because what he saw was just sad. The old man was barely functioning towards the end but they kept him on the road as long as they could because the money was just too good to pass up.
     
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    It doesn't make any sense to me that they would poison the poor guy, who was frail and elderly to begin with. I mean he was not in the best of health and if they stood to inherit a sum of money why risk federal charges for murder for chrissakes!
     
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    The white man stole his money but the black man murdered him.
     
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    So sad...:rip:

    It looks like B.B. totally got Casey Kasem'ed.
     
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    Ponderous! :ufacepalm:
     
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    the insurance policy pays double if it was a crime?
     
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    It's more likely that B.B. King died because he was 89
     
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    WOW, I never would have thought this was possible. 89 years is a long life.

    At that point you'd think the only cause of death would be related to their age.

    Money is usually at the route of this type of crime so if it's true and someone actually poisoned him, I'd start looking at who would benefit financially from it - starting with his own family members.

    Go down his Will person by person. If it's not money related what could it be. There are situations involving a cheating spouse or jealous friend, but again, with an 89 year old it's just really hard to believe.

    This would be a real shock if true. I have to say it again, who would have thought an 89 year old man would be murdered.
     
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    Greed is very dangerous business, however, i will wait until the detectives are done and tell us the outcome before casting judgement.
     
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    sad.
    i played with a keyboardist who played with chuck berry. apparently its cheaper to hire locals at scale then to pay a whole band to tour. (product is worse but u keep an extra marble, hi howard)
    anyways, my friend said he was one the biggest @ssholes ever, treated them like shIt and bitched at them when he messed up. so turned down the gig the next year
     
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    I hope someone is busy writing some BB from the grave bits!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I couldn't agree more. Greed is a true game changer. It can be more powerful than hate sometimes.

    Yes, please do post the results. I'm really curious after reading the article.

    Thanks for posting it.
     
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    People are quick to judge. If Law enforcement didn't see some merit in an investigation they would not waste the time, they are clearly suspicious.
     
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    Does Courtney Love have an alibi?
     
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