Thursday, January 14, 2016

More Motives For Murder

as told by Samantha Spade

It turns out that the murder victim, Joe Gamble, was a very bizarre rich man.  Last week I found out that he had only one living relative.  So if he didn’t write a Will, his niece Candy Sweet would inherit all.  Then, Wills kept showing up, in fact, 12 of them.

These Wills rotated lucky winners of Gamble’s money.  Gamble must have been a big fan of roulette and his lawyer, because he executed a new Will on the first day of every month.  In September, his housekeeper Abby Stern was to inherit; in October, Sweet was to hit the jackpot; in November, Stern again, and so on. 

Gamble was murdered December 25, and December was Sweet’s turn.  So all indicators seemed to point again to Sweet, as she would inherit.  You see, the last valid Will wipes out any earlier Wills if it conflicts with them – even if there is still a proper copy of another one around.

Thing is that each woman thought that she was to inherit all the millions, since Gamble had shown each only a Will where he named her.  In other words, after all this research, I still had two suspects, both with opportunity and motive.  At this point, I just had to try to catch one in a lie.

Your last Will and Testament must be done right to be respected after death.  To make sure your last wishes are written up properly, call my lawyers at (815) 436-1996 for an appointment. 

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