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Groom of bride killed on wedding night now in legal battle with her mum

Groom of bride killed on wedding night now in legal battle with her mum

Aric Hutchinson and Samantha Miller were involved in a crash just hours after getting married

The husband of a woman who died on their wedding day is now in a fierce legal battle with her mum.

Back in April this year, Aric Hutchinson and Samantha Miller were leaving their wedding reception in South Carolina when a young woman driving a Toyota Camry smashed into their golf cart.

The shocking incident left Aric needing urgent medical treatment after suffering a number of broken bones and injuries to his brain.

Samantha Hutchinson passed away on 28 April, on the day of her wedding.

Sadly, however, his bride was killed.

Following the tragedy, a legal dispute has now spiralled out of control as Aric and Samantha's mum, Lisa Miller, have gone to court over the 34-year-old's estate.

Lisa has filed for the widower to be removed as the personal representative, claiming there were 'issues of potential fraud' and 'conflict of interest'.

The devastated mother has also filed a motion to prevent a wrongful death suit Aric made against local bars for serving the alleged drunk driver - 25-year-old Jamie Lee Komoroski - booze before she got behind the wheel.




Lisa Miller is in a legal battle with her late daughter's husband.
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Aric's legal team, however, has branded the motion 'legally baseless' and 'morally questionable' as they look to retain his rights has Samantha's husband.

Attorney Patrick Wooten told The Post and Courier: “Aric has been more than generous with Lisa Miller — offering her half of the money — and she has repaid him by threatening to bring a frivolous challenge to the validity of his marriage to Sam.

“One would hope that Ms. Miller would have too much respect for her own daughter to do that."

Lisa told the press that she rejected the offer.

She said that while she had initially wanted to work with Aric, for the sake of her daughter, she had not been given the opportunity.

Instead, she alleged she was made the offer on the proviso she not discuss the case.

“Aric and I agreed several times that Sam would want us to do everything together given we’re the two most important people in her life,” she said.

The couple got married in April.

“I never wanted to challenge the validity of the marriage. I never wanted to dishonor Sam.

"But I feel like Aric is dishonoring my daughter in going against her wishes.”

Representing the bereaved mother, Jerry Meehan said this whole situation feels like a 'money grab'.

She said: “Our main reason to intervene is to protect the Estate of Samantha Miller and all of its rightful heirs.

“There is no reason to rush the process and cloak (it) in secrecy if you have nothing to hide.

“This was a money grab from Minute 1."

Featured Image Credit: GoFundMe/Folly Beach Police Department

Topics: US News