Woman’s anger over will led to vi­o­lence

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Student Life - BY JAMIE LOPEZ jamie.lopez@reach­plc.com @jamie_lopez1

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.

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