Lawsuit: Sibling Choked Over Inheritance


SAN ANGELO, TX – In a lawsuit filed by Stacy Alley in a Tom Green County District Court, the woman alleges that her brother, Michael Gene Mowrey, "threatened her by stating he was going to cut her throat and kill her".

The suit continues that Mowrey hit Alley, shoved her, and choked her. Michael was charged criminally with felony assault and accepted a plea deal, but such criminal proceedings do nothing to repay the victim.

The reason for the incident is not indicated by the plaintiff in the court documents but the documents do reveal that their father's inheritance was an object of contention. 

Alley was originally suing for monetary damages in court for medical bills, legal fees, lost wages, and the intense emotional effects one can imagine result from such a life-threatening attack. Rather than going to trial, the siblings agreed to submit to mediation.

The results of the mediation have been released and the outcome are binding:

Teresa Alley and Michael Mowrey agree to partition the 446-acre cotton farm owned by their deceased father Gene Mowrey so that Alley gets 306 acres and Mowrey gets 140 acres.

Mowrey shall convey his 1/3 interest in the Oklahoma minerals to Stacey Hamilton (another sibling), along with his 1/3 interest in the escrowed mineral production attributable to the Oklahoma minerals.

Hamilton and Alley shall execute a deed that conveys all of their rights, title and interest in the home at 1108 Ardmore to Michael Mowrey who shall own 100% of that home.

And so it seems the reason for the violent incident proceeded over a fight over their inheritance. It is unclear, however, if Mowrey suffered any real losses as a result of the outburst. He lost a majority of the rights to the family cotton farm, and his share of the families mineral rights, but gained the home. 

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