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Hannah’s grandma listed as DiMaggio’s life insurance beneficiary

SAN DIEGO – The man accused of kidnapping a 16-year-old girl from Lakeside and murdering her mother and younger brother left his life insurance benefits to a member of the victim’s family, a friend close to the family said.

JamesDiMaggio2The beneficiary of James DiMaggio’s life insurance payout of $112,000 was Bernice Anderson, the grandmother of Hannah Anderson, according to Andrew Spanswick, the family spokesman.

Bernice Anderson was named his beneficiary in 2011, Spanswick said.  The life insurance policy was through The Scripps Research Institute, where DiMaggio was employed as a telecommunications technician.

Spanswick was not sure if DiMaggio’s intent of naming Bernice to the policy was for Hannah’s benefit.

DiMaggio was shot and killed August 10 by FBI agents when they tracked him and Hannah Anderson to a remote area in Idaho.   The teenager was rescued.


15 Comments to “Hannah’s grandma listed as DiMaggio’s life insurance beneficiary”

    thechurchofchrismartin said:
    August 19, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    Let's stop with all these ridiculous, tacky fundraisers. Hannah looks to have plenty of money now from her "Uncle Jim." The insurance company should NOT pay this out. Too many "unanswered questions."

    michele said:
    August 19, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    This story keeps getting weirder and weirder. I hope the agencies involved in solving this crime DO NOT quit saying it's solved. Way too many unanswered questions.

    hopy said:
    August 19, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    She will use that money for her defense attorney.May be she is medicated but she looks very happy

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