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Rosa Parks’ will questioned

Nephew seeks change of administrators, says aunt was manipulated

November 17, 2005 (Chicago Tribune)
By David Ashenfelter, Knight Ridder/Tribune.

DETROIT — A nephew of Rosa Parks plans to contest her 2003 will designating a former judge and a longtime friend as the administrators of her estate, the nephew’s lawyer said.

William McCauley, 47, of Detroit will object to the will on the grounds that Parks, who in her later years suffered from dementia, lacked the mental capacity to know what she was signing, attorney Darren Findling said Tuesday. Findling said McCauley also would allege that Parks was unduly influenced by people around her.


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