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Judge strips 'self-serving' officer Aaron Goodwin of $2M Webber inheritance

The Associated Press

PORTSMOUTH (AP) — A judge has stripped a fired Portsmouth police officer of a $2 million-plus inheritance, saying the officer was "self-serving."

The Portsmouth Herald reports that Judge Gary Cassavechia ruled Thursday that former Sgt. Aaron Goodwin acted on Geraldine Webber's "fears and hopes" to extract the inheritance that included Webber's waterfront home, Cadillac, stocks and bonds.

Cassavechia's ruling also faults current and former Portsmouth police officials for failing to investigate Goodwin. Goodwin was fired in June.

During a trial earlier this year, Goodwin's lawyer said the officer played an "emotionally significant" role in Webber's life.

Webber's physician testified that Webber, who was 93 when she died in December 2012, had dementia.

A man who answered the phone Friday at a number listed in Goodwin's name said he did not live there.


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