Two daughters of B.B. King have claimed that the blues legend was poisoned.
Daughters Karen Williams and Patty King allege 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.
Drohobyczer will be representing Williams, Patty King and most of King’s nine other adult children and heirs.
“The family is sticking together … to oust Ms. Toney based on her illegal conduct, conflicts of interest and self-dealing,” Drohobyczer said. She alleged that Toney hastened King’s death by “misconduct, or by failing to properly attend to his medical needs.”
Las Vegas police homicide detectives are investigating, Lt. Ray Steiber said on Monday.