A life-long friend of Des Moran has told the Melbourne Magistrates Court Moran planned to cut Judy Moran’s grandchildren out of his will.
Judy Moran was one of four people charged with murder after Des “Tuppence” Moran was shot dead in an Ascot Vale cafe last year.
In a statement tendered in court, his friend, Sandra Cummins, said weeks before his murder Moran told her he wanted to change his will.
The court was told the estate was to be split equally between Judy Moran and her dead partner Lewis Moran’s four grandchildren.
“Tuppy said he wanted to change his will as Lewis’s grandkids never visited him or saw him,” she said.
She told the court Judy Moran always suspected her brother-in-law was cheating her out of millions of dollars.
Ms Cummins told police that a short time after an earlier attempt on Mr Moran’s life, family statues bequeathed to Judy Moran were stolen during a break-in.
“Tuppy also thought that because the shooting was at night that maybe the shooter was there for the break-in rather than to kill him,” she said.
The court heard Judy Moran believed her dead partner Lewis had put aside millions that went to his brother after his murder.
Ms Cummins told the court in that in 2005, Judy Moran had visited her brother-in-law and stated, “I want what I am entitled to”.
The murder committal hearing for Judy Moran, Suzanne Kane, Geoffrey Armour and Michael Farrugia is continuing.