© Larry Harnisch 1999

The Hearing

In a hearing before Judge Kauffman, Ruth and Alexandra each sought to be named administrators of Walter's will. Ruth again charged that Alexandra had learned a secret about Walter and that he lived in constant fear that she would expose him. His wife also charged that Alexandra held Walter as a virtual prisoner during the last months of his life. The judge, however, appointed a trust to handle the estate, rejecting both claims.

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