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Argued February 8, 2011

Before GLICKMAN and THOMPSON, Associate Judges, and FERREN, Senior Judge.

Appellant Rodman Turpin (“Rodman”) challenges the trial court’s ruling, after a bench trial, that although a will executed by Ward Turpin (“Turpin”) in 2007 was the result of fraud and undue influence, (1) the portion of the will naming Ajolique Jude (“Ajolique”) as a residuary legatee should be given effect, and (2) the entire residuary estate passes to Ajolique under the will. We sustain the trial court’s ruling insofar as it holds that one-half of the residuary estate passes to Ajolique under the will. However, for the reasons discussed below, we conclude that the other half of the residuary estate must pass by intestacy. Accordingly, we affirm in part and reverse in part.

 
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