Published May 10, 2016
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) While the body of the 96-year-old widow of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Hugh Culverhouse Sr. waits in a funeral home, her children are battling in court with her grandson, who had her power of attorney.
The Tampa Bay Times (http://bit.ly/1VRLqcx) reports Joy McCann Culverhouse's children refuse to sign paperwork to release her body. A hearing is scheduled Tuesday.
They want an autopsy and medical records to determine whether her brain was so damaged by age and alcohol that she didn't realize her grandson was selling off her assets.
It's the latest drama centered on the Culverhouse family.
Following her husband's death in 1994, Joy Culverhouse won a $34 million settlement. She was outraged after learning he was a serial philanderer worth more than she knew.