Less than two weeks before her mother’s death, Ms. Williams appeared to have sold her home, Ms. Schwartz’s petition said, but her mother’s signature on the settlement documents did not match others.
The proceeds from the sale of the house, which amounted to around $225,000 as reported by The Associated Press, were intended to go to Darlene Williams, and after she died, to her estate, according to the petition.
Instead, Ms. Schwartz has said, they were “converted and misappropriated” by Ms. Luther and Mr. Williams, who collaborated to enrich themselves after their mother’s death.
Lawyers for the siblings did not respond to multiple requests for comment on Friday and Saturday. It is not clear how much each sibling could have gained from their mother’s estate.
The T. rex fossil unearthed on the family ranch was named Sue, after Sue Hendrickson, the woman who discovered it during a commercial excavation trip. It took six people 17 days to extract the skeleton. The dinosaur was estimated to have lived for around 28 years, according to growth rings in the bones.