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Parents battle for settlement in son’s death

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The parents of a 25-year-old man who died at a mental health facility are disputing over who’ll get the money in a $1.4 million settlement with Milwaukee County.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the county agreed in January to the settle a lawsuit over the 2012 death of Brandon Johnson at the Mental Health Complex. His estate by would generally go to his parents, Alice Johnson and Marcus Crumble, because he had no spouse or will.

But Alice Johnson alleges she was raped by Crumble, who she says had little to do with his son and shouldn’t get any settlement money. Crumble denies the allegations.

A hearing for the probate case is scheduled later this month. The dispute is over the remaining $837,209. More than $562,000 of the settlement goes toward attorneys’ fees.

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