The trial of a Pennsylvania houskeeper charged with stealing thousands of dollars worth of sports memorabilia and other items from the home of a disabled man moved into its third day following emotional testimony from the alleged victim’s brother.
Prosecutors say she took numerous items that belonged to collector Adam Kaplan of Lower Merion who suffered from serious health problems. Many of the items originally belonged to Amos Strunk, a ballplayer from the era of Babe Ruth, who befriended Adam Kaplan while the two were still alive.
On Wednesday, Kaplan’s brother Andrew took the stand and tearfully disputed Williams’ claims that the items were a gift to her.
She later consigned them to the MLB All-Star FanFest auction which took place in July of 2009, signing papers claiming she was the rightful owner. The items sold for over $61,000.
The Daily Times is covering the trial.