- T was born in 1896 and was never married
- Lived with parents until their death in 1928.
- Loved her parents and this admiration continued until at least 1934.
- Four years later, T wrote that her father was corrupt, vicious and unintelligent like all other men.
- In 1943, she wrote on a picture of her mother “That moronic she-devil that was my mother”
- Regarded men with an “insane” hatred
- She looked forward to the day when women could bear children w/o needing men to do it and all males would be put to death at birth
- At some points, her inner anger lashed out and she smashed a clock, killed a kitten, used vile language, etc.
- Was reasonable and normal with her attorney
- Volunteered for the National Women’s Party from 1939 to 1941
- Executed a will in 1944 which would leave her estate to the Party
- She died a month later
- Only relatives were cousins who saw very little of her in her later years.
- PC admitted T’s will into probate
- D challenges on the grounds that T was insane
Was T’s will the product of her insanity?
- Yes, PC reversed
- Her leaving her estate to the Party seems to stem from her insane hatred of men
- It was her paranoic condition and her insane delusions about men that fueled this testamentary bequeath