Estate of Denial news clips (3/11/16)

Elder Guardianships: A Shameful ‘Racket’

February 20, 2016

Betty Winstanley is a well-spoken, elegant and wealthy 94-year-old widow. And as she told me from her room at the Masonic Village retirement facility in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, “I feel like I am in prison. My life is a living hell.”

Welcome to America’s twisted world of court-appointed guardianships for the elderly.


Eagles’ Randy Meisner’s wife Lana ‘controlled him and spent money on plastic surgery’ (CA)

Daily Mail

March 8, 2016

A pair of spurs caused the gunshot which killed the wife of former Eagles bassist Randy Meisner, Daily Mail Online can reveal.

The incident was a ‘freak accident’, police sources said, elaborating on the sketchy official explanation which cleared Meisner of any part in his wife’s death.


Attorney accused of stealing $1.7M from estates (KY)

The Courier-Journal

March 9, 2016

For 27 years, David Cary Ford quietly practiced law in his family’s firm, Ford Klapheke & Meyer, which was best known for representing the Archdiocese of Louisville.

Representing estates in probate court and handling evictions for apartment complexes, he kept a low profile – he was never mentioned in the Courier-Journal.

Ford, who goes by Cary, also was well-liked. District Judge David Holton, who has presided recently in probate court, said, “I never heard an ill word spoken against him.”

Now Ford, 53, is looking at five years in prison, charged with stealing $1,666,671 from the estates of seven elderly clients, most of whom wanted to leave their money to relatives and Catholic charities such as Little Sisters of the Poor.


‘Eagles’ Randy Meisner’s Wife’s Shooting Death Gets Even Stranger With More Details Revealed (CA)

The Inquisitr

March 9, 2016

The story surrounding the death of the Eagles’ Randy Meisner’s wife’s, Lana Rae’s, death sounded strange initially, but have actually gotten stranger since the day of her death. Right now, Randy Meisner is in the psych ward, and cowboy spurs are being blamed in Lana Rae Meisner’s shooting death.

According to the Inquisitr, the Los Angeles area police were at the home of former Eagles musician Randy Meisner twice in one day. The first time, they were called by Randy Meisner’s wife, Lana Rae Meisner, who claimed that there was domestic violence going on, and an unstable Randy Meisner was waving a gun and ranting. The police investigated, and left without any arrests. An hour later, the police were called by Randy Meisner, who reported that Lana Rae Meisner had shot herself.