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CALL 6: A look at the trust tied to murders

Posted at 11:25 PM, Feb 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-18 23:33:01-05

Police say the motive behind the murder of a 31-year-old Zionsville mother and her 4-year-old son by her uncle was money. 

Hamilton County court records show Lucius Hamilton and his older brother, Russell were appointed co-representatives of their father's estate in June 2007, two months after their father died. 

A court document filed in Dec. 2007 indicated the brothers had finished distributing the estate's assets "to the persons entitled" and no claims remained against that estate. 

Then according to the records, the older brother, Russell, died in 2012.

Then, Wednesday, Hamilton killed his late brother's daughter, her son and then himself because of a dispute with the trust.

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