Thursday, December 17, 2015

Murder And Motive

as told by Samantha Spade

Merry Christmas from me and my lawyers!  But I’m reporting on a Christmas past.  Here is my second weekly report to my lawyers about Joe Gamble’s murder.  Joe died last Christmas eating poisoned leftover turkey from his fabulous Thanksgiving feast he’d had cooked by his housekeeper, Abby Stern. 

At least two people could have added the poison to the turkey after Thanksgiving after it was taken from the freezer that morning.  Both Stern and Joe’s niece, Candy Sweet, admitted they had each been in the house on Christmas morning. 

Hoping to narrow down the field, I am investigating motive.  Like I said in my last report, Candy would inherit if Joe had no Will, but … she’s so nice.  Stern seems more like the murdering type.  That frowning woman might like life on Easy Street instead of working for an honest living. 

Plus, Joe was very particular.  The Thanksgiving meal he dreamed up for her to cook was difficult enough that she’d had to throw away her first try at the stuffing and have a second go at it before he said it was good enough.  That might have been enough even without having a possible inheritance on the line. 

If I could just find a Will, I might find with it a second motive for her.  After all, in a Will, Gamble could have given his money to her instead. 

You too can decide who is to get your property after you die if you write a Will.  For help putting your wishes into proper legal form, call my lawyers at (815) 436-1996 for an appointment. 

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