A Brooklyn couple killed last month who left behind a draft of a malicious will bequeathing only bitter words for their relatives was hardly in a financial position to leave anyone anything, the New York Post is reporting.
According to the Post’s account, Mark Schwartz, 50, and his wife Christina-Maria Petrowski-Schwartz, 48, were actually “broke” and even on “skid row” at the time of their murder.
“I don’t think there will be any money left over” to leave anyone, Steven Heller, who represents Schwartz’s mother in the estate proceedings, told the Post. “My client’s basically not getting anything.”
According to Heller, Schwartz’s $475,000 home in Marine Park, Brooklyn, was mortgaged for nearly the entire sum of its worth — $400,000 – when he was gunned down there on July 16.
While neither Schwartz nor Petrowski-Schwartz had penned a legal will, their distaste for their own family members was made clear in drafts.
"To my brother who I know hopes to be in my will, well, here you are,” Schwartz chided, addressing his estranged sibling Robert. “Brothers are supposed to want each other to be the most they can be and make the most money they can. You, on the other hand, just sat in judgment of me and were always jealous.”
"I, on the other hand, only wished you the best and to win the lottery,” the will read.
Despite Schwartz’s animosity toward his brother, Robert is not a suspect in the slaying, the Post said.
Other drafts of the will did however allocate $50,000 payments to other friends including Robert Delvicario, a former Customs agent whom police describe as a person of interest in the murder case.