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Rodney King

Friends Are Not Buying

Fiancee's Death Story

6/18/2012 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0617_rodney_king_tmzTwo close friends of Rodney King think his fiancée isn't telling the truth about what happened leading up to his death ... and they've voiced their suspicions to cops, TMZ has learned. 

As TMZ first reported, King's fiancee, Cynthia Kelley, says she was awakened by the sound of King banging on the window of their home just after 5:00 AM on Sunday ... and then heard him fall in the pool. 

But sources close to King tell TMZ they heard Kelley tell the story several times to friends ... only the story changed a little bit each time and it seemed to them that she was lying about something.

We're told two of Kelley's friends who spoke with her in the hours following King's death have gone to police and spoke to a detective. Our source says the detective took down their story and their information and said he would be in touch. 

Rialto PD say so far they have discovered no signs of foul play, but they are conducting a drowning investigation and will perform an autopsy at some point.

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91.

sweetnspicy    

IMO its not what she "may have" done to him, its what she didn't do to save him that matters. A loved one falls into a pool and has been there for MAYBE a couple of minutes. The pool is 5 ft deep all around, there is no "deep end". Rodney was an avid swimmer - he says he swam to relax (hence he built himself a pool). If she were 4 ft tall I MIGHT understand why she couldn't AT the very least, grab him and pull him up to the surface. However, most women are at least 5 ft tall... she could have helped in some way to get him out of that pool. It doesn't sound like she wanted to.

Compare this to what Junior Seau's fiance did to try to save his life after he had clearly passed already. BIG DIFFERENCE. Something is not right with her story.

She locked him out of his own house. Why? She heard a splash and he's suddenly at the bottom of a 5 ft deep pool. Why didn't she try to help him? Knock on a neighbor's door? Obviously, they were already awake from all of the fighting/noise. Get SOMEONE to help her. Clearly she didn't want to save him. Hopefully this case is fully investigated so his family can have some peace of mind.

May Rodney King rest in peace... my heart goes out to his loved ones.

753 days ago
92.

Justice 1    

This POS was responsible for the deaths of 53 people and millions of dollars of destruction in LA. How fitting he winds up at the bottom of a pool. Just like a turd in a toilet bowl !

751 days ago
93.

Irene Rhoades    

How can he drown from just falling in the pool? Sounds fishy to me.

751 days ago
94.

SWEETFACE    

SAAD...HER STORY IS CRAP...THE POLICE WONT EVEN GIVE IT A SECOND LOOK...AND SHE ALREADY KNEW THAT!!

748 days ago
95.

DAVID    

I think Rodney King died as a result of drugs and alcohol if he was smoking pot and drinking by the pool at 5:30 in the morning he was probably acting crazy and fell in the pool.

746 days ago
96.

Patti    

WHER IS MY INDEX???

I have no comment now aTime. Also, I do not understandf the e-mail you sent to me!
What is up with this? I do n ot get it!
Please explain. Thank you

730 days ago
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