Ernie Banks had dementia when he signed will, says ex-wife
CHICAGO — The legal battle over Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks’ estate continues.
Banks died after he suffered a heart attack in January.
His latest will left his entire estate to his caretaker Regina Rice.
Banks’ ex-wife says he signed that will just a few days after he was diagnosed with dementia.
Elizabeth Banks filed a formal objection that claimed Rice isolated and controlled her husband in the final months of his life.
The filing says Rice had a new will and trust drafted soon after his diagnosis.
The documents were signed a few days later.
Rice says Banks entrusted her to carry out his final wishes and to make sure his ex-wife didn’t get anything from his estate.
In March, a Cook County judge confirmed the will, after two paralegals testified Banks appeared Lucid when he signed it.