Baby could inherit millions
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.