Woman leaves her $12.5 million estate to strange neighbor

Beatrice Gray 
By: Aarav Sen 

(Scroll down for video) A woman left her huge $12.5 million estate to a strange neighbor, who helped her out, according to press reports.

The Australian widow allegedly left her entire estate, worth an estimated $12.5 million, to a friendly neighbor, who bought her food and helped her occasionally with a few simple tasks.

A judge ruled Wednesday, that the will of Betty Harris, who died at the age of 95, was valid and her neighbor, Beatrice Gray, inherited her fortune after a bitter legal battle, according to press reports.

Harris had originally left her entire estate to her niece Coralie Hart, but apparently changed her will after she suspected her family was trying to take her fortune and put her into a nursing home.

"The Grays will be surprised. My family members are waiting for me to die," Harris said. "I am determined that my relatives after what they have put me through will not get one cent."

After she became ill, Harris leaned on Gray and her then husband, for financial and moral support. The Grays allegedly lived next door to Harris in an affluent suburb of Sydney.

The Grays often checked on Harris and helped her pay bills, organize finances and take out the trash. Gray said: "I am grateful to Betty Harris."