Man and grand­son in will war

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS -

AN EL­DERLY MAN whose wife “dumped’’ him at a hospi­tal and later took $60,000 of his money, will now get $200,000 out of her es­tate.

The money will come out of the share of the es­tate Gwenda Baker left to her grand­son, 25, whom a judge said re­ceived more than $250,000 dur­ing her life­time.

Judge Dou­glas McGill said Hay­den Baker had also ben­e­fited from an­other $17,790 “stripped out of’’ his grand­mother’s ac­count seven months be­fore she died.

The judge did not ac­cept Hay­den’s Dis­trict Court ev­i­dence that he re­paid more than $126,000 to his grand­mother be­fore she died, or that he had been re­cently di­ag­nosed with can­cer.

Mrs Baker left noth­ing to Noel, her hus­band of 57 years, who at the time of her death had no home, in­suf­fi­cient money to buy one and was un­able to work or prac­ti­cally ac­cess a pen­sion.

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