Son of Sam loophole may help killer get kids' cash

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Posted: Sunday, October 13, 2013 12:00 am

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - It's the hallmark of New York's Son of Sam law and others like it across the nation - convicted criminals should not be able to profit from their crimes.

But legal experts say the case of a Long Island mother who drowned her three children in a bathtub and is now seeking to cash in could succeed because of a loophole. Since Leatrice Brewer was never convicted - instead found not guilty by reason of mental disease - legal experts say she could make a plausible case to receive some of her children's $350,000 estate.

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