Two of B.B.
King’s children are claiming that his May 19 death was the result of him being “poisoned” with “foreign substances.”
“I believe my father was murdered,” Patty King and Karen Williams said in identically worded sections of affidavits accessed by the Washington Post . “I believe my father was poisoned and that he was administered foreign substances,” an earlier section of the document read. King and Williams’ statement also mentions alleged medical neglect on the part of hospital administration.
They claim medication used to induce a diabetic shock was involved and that his blood sugar was not monitored for up to ten days at a time. Although evidence for foul play has not been confirmed, Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg confirmed that the case will be investigated as a possible homicide. The investigation will not be launched “until such time as the Clark County Coroner determines Mr.
King’s death to be from other than natural causes,” a police spokesman told NBC . B.B.
King was 89 years old at the time of his death.