DNA TESTING IN SHERMAN HEMSLEY DEATH ORDERED

Published on: September 25, 2012
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NationalEnquirer.com

TEXAS judge orders DNA test for man claiming to be dead JEFEFRSONS star SHERMAN HEMSLEY’s brother who’s challenging the late star’s will.

Richard Thornton from Philadelphia claims to be Hemsley’s brother . He’s challenging the validity of Hemsley's will in an El Paso court.

The will names Hemsley’s longtime manager, Flora Enchinton, as sole beneficiary of the estate.

According to court documents Hemsley's estate is worth more than $50,000.

Like his alleged brother, Sherman  Hemsley was born in Philadelphia as well --  but had lived in El Paso for the past two decades before his death.

As The ENQUIRER previously reported Hemsley died of lung cancer July 24.

Judge Patricia Chew docketed the on the estate trial to begin on October 31, Halloween, but Sherman’s “brother”, Thornton,  who requested the DNA testing must provide results  by Oct. 15.