The Anonymous Widower

A Case That Stinks From Florida

This case reported in the Miami Herald is rather bizarre.  And as one of the lawyers involved says, it stinks. Here’s the first three paragraphs.

Ten years ago, killer Robert Burkell bludgeoned to death his 81-year-old tenant Charles Bertheas, cracking open his skull like an eggshell, according to police. The motive: money.

Today, Burkell is in prison for life. But his wife Susan, a Lauderhill resident who authorities say did not participate in the slaying but knew what was happening, is set to inherit more than $214,000 of the victim’s money.

Bertheas’ eight elderly brothers and sisters, who live in France, won’t see a dime: Charles Bertheas designated the Burkells as co-beneficiaries on his accounts at the Bank of America.

Let’s hope that it sees a sensible change in the law and that a similar set of circumstances doesn’t happen here.

May 27, 2013 - Posted by | News | ,

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