Battle over estate of man fatally shot by campus cop begins

CINCINNATI (AP) – A legal challenge has been issued in the fight for control over the estate of a man fatally shot by a University of Cincinnati police officer during a traffic stop in July.

Attorney Blake Maislin has asked a Hamilton County Probate judge to name him the administrator of Samuel DuBose’s estate at the behest of DuBose’s father, Samuel Johnson.

Maislin says Johnson is seeking to have his firm administer the estate following allegations that Audrey DuBose, the victim’s mother, is a gambling addict.

Michael Wright, DuBose’s attorney called the request “totally inappropriate” and stated that Johnson is “unsuitable” to manage the estate.

No lawsuit has been filed, but university officials and Wright have held discussions regarding a wrongful death claim for the July 19 shooting.

 

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