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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Not In The Will

as reported by Samantha Spade

Last week, I told you I had two suspects; that is, of course, one too many.  Monday I found another one when the insurance company called, and the next day the case was solved.  This guy is guilty as sin. 

He was also at the house that day.  And he might have been there when Joe Gamble actually died.  To seal the case, we found leftover poison in his apartment after the police got a search warrant. 

He was an old friend of Gamble’s.  So, you ask, what’s the motive?  No, not jealousy or anything interesting like that.  It’s another money one.  A leading cause of murder, you know, is money. 

And this was a lot of money.  Gamble had a few million in cash and property.  But he also had a gigantic $3 million life insurance policy.  First, twelve Wills and now this, it’s almost like he was daring someone to kill him.  Talk about a nuisance for the investigator. 

The named beneficiary of this insurance was his great friend Johnny DoGood.  I didn’t let the name fool me.  DoGood would get the insurance money no matter what any Will said.  Life insurance is paid according to the insurance papers, not the Will.

Wills don’t control certain assets, so you should be sure that all your papers are up to date and all of your estate will pass as you wish.  For a coordinated estate plan (so as to make identification of possible suspects in your own murder easier), call my attorneys at (815) 436-1996 for an appointment. 

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