Woman’s anger over will led to violence
AMAGHULL woman smashed a window at her brother’s house after being left out of the will of their brother.
Suzane Riley, 50, had stepped down from her civil service job to care for her brother for several years before his death.
She had also loaned him money with the understanding that it would be repaid through his inheritance when he died.
But, when his will was executed, all inheritance was given to a third sibling, Anthony Wordley. Defending Riley, Phil Lieb stated that this will had been drawn up by Anthony.
Riley, of Sankey Road, was left angry and upset by the loss of her brother and then the loss of the money. After drinking in town on July 11, she turned up at the Bootle home of Anthony and his wife Angela with a spanner.
Riley, who now cares for her elderly and unwell mother, then proceeded to smash a window at the front of the house and, according to Lynn Clark, prosecuting, Riley threatened to kill Anthony.
Riley denied making a threat to kill, but admitted threatening her brother and another charge of criminal damage.
Taking into account Riley’s previous record of no convictions and the exceptional circumstances surrounding the death of the brother, Mr Dainty gave Riley a conditional discharge. She was also ordered to pay a total of £555 in compensation and costs.