The daughter of a lottery winner who was murdered in a plot masterminded by his wife over the money has been awarded half of the sum worth GBP 11.7 million, leaving his widow and his nine siblings to fight over the other half.
Renne Senna was murdered in 2007 after he won BRL 52 million (GBP 7.0 million) playing the lottery in 2005 and his widow is currently serving 20 years in prison for masterminding his death so she could get her hands on the money.
The BRL 52 million lottery prize money increased over the years due to the sale of various assets after his death and now totals BRL 87.2 million (GBP 11.7 million).
It has now emerged that a court ruled in October this year that Renata Senna is entitled to half of a father’s fortune, according to local media outlets Extra and G1 as soon as tax on the money has been paid.
The other half of the money is currently the focus of a dispute between the murdered farm labourer’s nine brothers and his widow Adriana Ferreira de Almeida, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for murdering him.
The widow has had an appeal to recognise her as one of the heirs denied by by the Superior Court of Justice (STJ) but she can still appeal this decision.
The STJ ruled that she was not entitled to inherit any of the money because she had him murdered.
Renne Senna’s estate has grown considerably since his murder in 2007, with G1 reporting that the sale of various farms and cattle has increased the estate to BRL 87.2 million.
Renne Senna was murdered in 2007 when he was shot dead in front of a bar in the town of Rio Bonito in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro.
The court ruled that his wife had masterminded the murder and hired former security guards to kill her husband, resulting in her being jailed for 20 years.