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Judge To Hear Bid By Kin To Obtain B.B. King Medical Records

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge in Las Vegas is due to hear a bid by some of B.B. King's heirs to obtain the late blues icon's medical records.

A lawyer for King's estate, Brent Bryson, has called the scheduled Friday probate hearing a needless effort by disgruntled family members to raise questions about the care King received before he died May 14.

The Clark County coroner conducted an autopsy after King's daughters, Karen Williams and Patty King, alleged that King's business manager and an assistant hastened King's death.

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The coroner reported finding no evidence to prove allegations that he'd been poisoned.

Lawyer Larissa Drohobyczer (droh-HO'-bit-zer) represents the daughters. She says they want the records to make sure business manager LaVerne Toney properly handled their fathers' affairs.

Toney is now executor of King's estate.