Rob Andrew's $800,000 life-insurance policy at the center of a murderous plot by his wife and her lover may soon be released for the dead man's children.
Andrew jury confusion claimed
Distribution of the money had been on hold until the conclusion of Brenda Andrew's trial, which ended earlier this week with a jury's vote that she should be executed for the Nov. 20, 2001, murder of Rob Andrew.
The jury found Brenda Andrew participated in the murder to collect on her husband's policy. Her lover, James Pavatt, was convicted in September and later sentenced to die.
While Brenda Andrew's criminal trial was pending, federal court proceedings to determine what to do with the life-insurance money were put on hold.
Prudential Insurance Co. officials placed the money in a federal registry, where it is collecting interest, and asked the court to determine who should receive the money.
Rob Andrew's brother, Tom, with the blessing of his parents, asked the court to award the money to him for the care of Rob and Brenda Andrew's children, Tricity, 13, and Parker, 9.
Brenda Andrew filed paperwork asking that proceedings be halted until after her trial because she could not respond to Tom Andrew's request without incriminating herself in her state murder trial.
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