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Prison escapee Richard Matt reportedly sent a letter to his daughter before he was shot and killed last month.
The convicted murderer, who fled Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York on June 6, sent the letter through the U.S. Postal Service to his daughter in a Buffalo-area suburb,the Buffalo News reported.
“I always promised you I would see you on the outside. I’m a man of my word,” it reads, law enforcement officials told the paper.
The letter arrived three days after Matt and fellow inmate David Sweat broke out of the maximum-security prison, the sources said.
Acquaintances of the daughter told the Buffalo News that Matt and his daughter corresponded regularly; she had no prior knowledge of his escape plans and has been cooperating with authorities.
After the prison break, the woman, who is not being identified to protect her privacy, requested 24-hour security because she feared Matt would try to reach her.
Matt had been serving a sentence of 25 years to life for murdering and dismembering his former boss. Sweat had been serving life without parole for the murder of a Broome County sheriff's deputy.
On June 26, border patrol agents fatally shot Matt, who turned 49 the day before, roughly 30 miles west of the prison. Authorities said he had a 20-gauge shotgun and failed to raise his hands when commanded.
Two days later, Sweat was found and shot a few miles from the Canadian border. He was hospitalized.
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
A homicide probe into the death of B.B. King will be launched after two of the blues legend's daughters accused his two closest aides, business manager LaVerne Toney and personal assistant Myron Johnson, of poisoning King prior to his May 14th death.
In court documents released to The Associated Press, King's daughters Karen Williams and Patty King said, "I believe my father was poisoned and that he was administered foreign substances. I believe my father was murdered."
Toney did not reply to a request for comment by Rolling Stone.According to Patty King's affidavit, she said she witnessed Toney administer two drops of an unknown substance on B.B. King's tongue at night in the months before his death; Toney never told Patty King what the substance was. B.B. King gave Toney power of attorney years ago, the APwrites, as well as named her executor of his estate, which could be worth tens of millions of dollars.
Nevada officials announced Monday that they would open a homicide investigation, adding that they now had jurisdiction over King's body and conducted an autopsy Sunday, Reuters reports. Results are expected to take six to eight weeks; the fact that King was embalmed and displayed for public viewing shouldn't affect those results, Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg said.
Brent Bryson, an attorney for B.B. King's estate – which now has Toney as executor – did not reply to a request for comment, but denied Karen Williams and Patty King's accusations to the AP, calling them "ridiculous" and "extremely disrespectful." "I hope they have a factual basis that they can demonstrate for their defamatory and libelous allegations," Bryson said. While Toney and Johnson didn't formally comment to the AP, Toney did say, "They've been making allegations all along. What's new?"
Bryson added that three doctors determined that King was being properly cared for in his final weeks while in hospice care, and that King received 24-hour care and monitoring "up until the time that he peacefully passed away in his sleep." In April, King was hospitalized with dehydration related to diabetes.
King had 11 surviving children at the time of his death; the family has hired attorney Larissa Drohobyczer to represent them. Three of those children went to court in Las Vegas earlier this month in a failed attempt to remove Toney's power of attorney over King. One of King's daughters, Shirley King, also told KLAS-TV after her father's death that Toney had cut off the family's access to the blues great.
"Just getting through this day is killing me," Shirley King said. "Why would she not let me see my daddy before he leaves this earth?" Another daughter, Rita King, said when their father was in hospice care, "We love him, and the reason he hasn't seen us is because we're being kept away."
Following a Beale Street procession and memorial scheduled for Wednesday in Memphis, King's funeral will be held May 29th and 30th in King's hometown of Indianola, Mississippi.
Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/b-b-king-was-poisoned-claims-bluesmans-children-20150526#ixzz3bI4LRJ3e