Bid by BB King's daughter to get medical records denied

2015-08-24 10:36

Las Vegas - A court in Las Vegas denied a bid by one of BB King's daughters to obtain the late blues icon's medical records from an executor who she alleges mishandled her father's treatment before he died.

Probate Commissioner Wesley Yamashita told a lawyer for Patty King on Friday that she can subpoena the records, so he didn't need to issue a court order.

The lawyer for BB King's estate told the judge that he thinks Patty King is fishing for evidence that the musician's longtime business manager, LaVerne Toney, mistreated him before he died on 14 May.

Toney, who's executor of King's estate, and attorney Brent Bryson deny Patty King's allegations.

Bryson says BB King never wanted his medical records made public.

Patty King says she'll keep fighting to get the records.

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