Baby could in­herit mil­lions

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA - THE CANA­DIAN PRESS

A Chi­nese woman try­ing to prove her baby daugh­ter has sole claim to the for­tune of a mur­dered West Van­cou­ver mil­lion­aire has won her bid for a pa­ter­nity test.

A new Bri­tish Columbia law says the child stands to in­herit ev­ery­thing if the re­sults match.

The B.C. Supreme Court has or­dered DNA test­ing on the re­mains of Gang Yuan, whose body was found chopped into more than 100 pieces. A man has been charged with sec­ond-de­gree mur­der.

Con­tend­ing she is Gang’s former lover and the mother of his child, Xuan Yang ar­gues her child is legally en­ti­tled to in­herit the man’s es­ti­mated $50-mil­lion es­tate.

The lat­est de­vel­op­ment in the saga wor­thy of an Asian soap opera oc­curred on July 14, when a judge ap­proved the woman’s ap­pli­ca­tion for the in­de­pen­dent ge­net­ics in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

A DNA lab­o­ra­tory has now been au­tho­rized to ob­tain a sam­ple of re­mains stored by the B.C. coro­ner, with test­ing to be com­pleted by Aug. 26.

The court or­dered the re­sults be pro­vided to the ad­min­is­tra­tors of Gang’s es­tate. The DNA sam­ple must also be pre­served and made avail­able for test­ing by any other pos­si­ble chil­dren of the dead man.

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