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Arkansas couple plead guilty to helping forge man's will

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EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas couple has pleaded guilty to helping forge the will of a survivor of an oil rig explosion who later died in a car crash, sending most of his $1.7 million estate to an ex-girlfriend.
    
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that John Kinley Jr. of Camden pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in El Dorado to wire fraud and his wife, Marion Kinley pleaded guilty to conspiracy. The two admitted they signed as witnesses to the fake will, awarding $1.3 million from Matthew Seth Jacobs' estate to Jordan Alexandra Peterson.
    
The will was created by Peterson's mother, Donna Herring days after Jacobs' 2015 death. Herring and Peterson each pleaded guilty in January to charges in the case.
    
Jacobs fortune was from a settlement he received after surviving the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.

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