Online Dish: Murderer Will Inherit the Fortune of the Woman He Killed

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A convicted murderer will inherit the fortune from the woman he murdered. Say what?!

24-year-old heroin addict, Brandon Palladino, will soon be the richest con in the can. Once he gets out of the joint, Palladino who is convicted of murdering his mother-in-law will inherit her fortune.

When Dianne Edwards was killed in 2008, her will left everything, about $431,000, to her daughter and Brandon's wife, Deanna.

Deanna was never charged in connection with her mother's murder. She ended up dying this February and specifically left everything to her imprisoned hubby. Now the victim's family is furious.

"It's not justice. I don't understand how he can profit from a crime," said a tearful Donna Larsen, the sister of Dianne. "He's going to come out of jail in his 40s with hundreds of thousands of dollars."

Palladino admitted her killed Edwards, 59, after she caught him trying to steal jewelry from her Long Island home.

He then made a deal to do 25 years in jail, minus time served, more than a year, instead of serving life.

Larson believes her niece was in on the robbery.

"She gave him the key to my sister's house, and then they later went there together before the police were called. She was part of the cover-up and even pawned some of my sister's jewelry. It's a slap in the face," said Larsen.

Larsen said she believes her niece may have committed suicide with a drug overdose because she could not face what she had done to her mother.

According to the New York Post:

Larsen said she will ask Suffolk Supreme Court Justice Robert Doyle to scrap the plea-bargain deal he made with Palladino, unless the killer agrees to give up his victim's remaining legacy -- $241,000 from the sale of the Melville home where the murder took place.

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