NOBLESVILLE (WISH) - Initially we expected the fight over Mel Simon's billions tocontinue today in Hamilton County Superior Court. Both sides willnow be at it again later this month.
Simon's widow Bren and Simon's children are at war over his$2 billion fortune. 24 Hour News 8 has learned just how explosivethe feud is; we obtained a copy of Bren Simon's deposition whereshe reveals her husband's dying wish -- to fight the kids (fromMel's first marriage) so she could have a 'say' after his passing.
"For three weeks, the last three weeks of his life," Brentearfully testified: "every night I would sit with him and he wouldsqueeze my hand and say, 'fight 'em Bren, fight 'em.'"
The Simon kids claim their father was coerced to change his willwhile on his death bed, drastically reducing their inheritance andupping Bren's by as much as $300 million.
Watch 24 Hour News 8's Brad Edwards' full report (to the right)where in a 5 hour deposition, Bren Simon details her husbands finaldays and the war with his kids. At one point, tension was so highBren ordered security to keep the kids out of their $ 50 millionBel Air estate.
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