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And -- new information tonight about the mysterious death of a million dollar a lottery winner the Chicago man died of cyanide poisoning in one day after the state cut him the very big lottery winning check.
And tonight word that his widow is battling with a siblings over control of his estate.
That includes of course is lottery winnings.
Also -- question the wife and searching in the couple's home Stephen -- Dickey is the wife's lawyer he joins -- Steve thanks for joining us.
You're welcome -- Seems just so that I am understanding now that what is your what kind of press -- -- -- -- Vienna state practicing criminal offense where what kind of lawyer on what kind of practice I'm not.
I'm a criminal defense attorney primarily.
OK so that's the first sign went if they -- thinks she needs a criminal defense lawyer and that's always sends that's a red flag sitting go to state lawyer to figure out how to divvy up the estate -- you want to come on defense lawyer.
No no no no that's now what happened what happened was that estate lawyer.
-- -- Hasn't had passed away in July.
The stated then started to go through probate.
The six -- November.
The State's attorney got a warrant to search her apartment -- search your house.
And the -- says there was for investigation of purchase first degree murder.
Then before she hired me.
Or talk to me she went into the Chicago Police Department talked with of them for four and a half hours without counsel.
After all of that she informed the estate lawyer of what it happened.
And he told her that it might be a good idea to retain a criminal defense attorney.
Her reaction was a bit naive.
She the first said that.
-- what do I need a lawyer for from a defense -- am -- guilty of -- thing.
If you have -- some researching your house is somebody interrogating you.
And that'd be a good idea to go to -- defense turning itself and -- -- Okay it would kind of marriage today at any -- -- -- marriage.
From everything that I can see -- do they were living the American dream -- very much and -- but each other.
Every person I've talked to including some of the people on my office.
That met him.
The a sailor is actually his personal attorney.
Involved with his business before.
He had passed away everybody said there is a very nice man love well a lot of people.
There is his wife is a very.
The speaks nothing with highly of her husband.
They don't think that they had an argument.
Well -- is something in what a bit off the rails because he wins is big check state -- said the next day he's dead they caught an accident.
They have various services then some other mysterious family member puts pressure on the police to reopen at the police spend time the next 45 months quote -- did they find out Padilla cyanide in -- system lethal -- data -- to examine exhumed so there must be something's not right to win -- issued feuding with family members.
-- I -- I think that there are two sides in the state case.
So I think there's some -- discord going on there.
The -- -- I'm not really privy to that.
That much from the census.
It's being handled in the probate court.
I think that they have.
Some disagreement about.
How she was going to.
A the the partner.
The business partner that.
The deceased had so.
Bill and that in that sense.
-- -- discord that the United States that think that that's probably accurate they think that's that was after this happened.
She doesn't have any discord with some I think -- they've got discord with her.
Steve thank you very much and good luck -- You're welcome.
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