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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Monday, November 5, 2012

DNA Test Confirms that Man is Sherman Hemsley's Brother

ImagesI previously blogged about Richard Thornton--the man who came forward claiming to be related to Sherman Hemsley.  DNA testing has confirmed that Richard Thornton is in fact Hemsley's half-brother.

However, Judge Patricia Chew refuses to consider the DNA results in the case because they were admitted after the October 15 deadline.  Mark T. Davis, Thornton's attorney, thinks the case is significantly weakened without the DNA results. 

See Leonard Martinez, DNA Results Show Man is Half-brother of Actor Sherman Hemsley; Results Not Accepted in Estate Case, Lawyer Claims, kvia.com, Nov. 1, 2012. 

Special thanks to Jim Hillhouse (Professional Legal Marketing (PLM, Inc.)) for bringing this article to my attention.


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