Ernie Banks had dementia when he signed will, says ex-wife

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Ernie Banks.

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.

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