When a family member dies, they often leave their wealth to family members. Well, not in this case! In March 2013, Ronald Butcher died. He was 75. His inheritance was over $700,000, and not one single penny went to his family! The London Evening Standard reported that Butcher gave it all to a man named Daniel Sharp.
Sharp had cleaned Butchers gutters at no charge, and the two men had become friends. They had been friends for six years. Two months before his death, Butcher changed his will to name Sharp as the person to get all the money.
But Mr Butcher's family said they had never heard of or met the builder, taking the fight over the pensioner's will to the High Court.
The pensioner, who was found in his home two months after he died, 'hated sport', they claimed, also insisting that the builder 'knew more about the will than he is letting on'.
His decision to cut out his loved ones was incomprehensible, he had 'no interest whatsoever' in boxing, or any sport, and his relationship with Mr Sharp was 'clearly not a friendship', they claimed.
Mr Butcher was a carpentry and DIY enthusiast and had no need of Mr Sharp's help to carry out odd jobs about the house, the barrister said.
Read more: DailyMail.com