Who Pays the Bill
January 30, 2020
A Colorado court faces an interesting conundrum. The case decision could impact other similar cases around the country.
In February of 2015 Stacy Feldman died in the shower of her home. Investigators originally called it an accidental slip-and-fall and her insurance company paid her husband more than $700,000.
Fast-forward three years. Investigators looking into the case discovered that Robert Feldman had taken out an insurance policy on Stacy but not himself and that aroused their suspicions. Investigators dug further and accused Robert of having an affair. Earlier this year he was charged with his wife’s murder after an independent autopsy determined Stacy Feldman was strangled and did not die in a fall in the shower.
But what about the insurance money? Robert Feldman had been using it to pay his defense attorney but now the judge in the case says “No.”
The remaining funds have been impounded and will go to the Feldman’s children if he’s convicted. If he’s found not guilty, the money could go back to Feldman.
What do you think? If a person is innocent until proven guilty, should Robert Feldman have access to his wife’s insurance policy?
Leave us a comment and let us know.
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