Woman cuts off family and leaves £8m to neighbour

Sarah Coles
Lady Justice
Lady Justice

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Betty Harris, a widow from Piper Point in Sydney, Australia, caused outrage and shock within her family when she died at the age of 95. When the family opened her will they discovered that she had left her entire estate to a neighbour who had been kind in her later years.

The family immediately launched a court case, during which it emerged why Harris had acted the way she did.