DA: Philly father, son killed relative for insurance money

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A Philadelphia father and son are charged with killing their family member in order to collect insurance money. (WPVI)

A Philadelphia father and son are charged with killing their family member in order to collect insurance money.

District Attorney Seth Williams said Thursday 60-year-old Edward R. Kirby provided his sick brother, George Kirby, with enough methadone pills to kill himself.

Before giving him the drugs, Edward Kirby's son allegedly obtained ten life insurance policies pretending to be George Kirby.

The son of the man who died called police after he overheard a phone conversation about what was going on.

In it, the younger Kirby allegedly said to his dad, quote "I don't care what you do, just take care of it. He's your brother, you do it. The quicker you do this, the quicker we can get the money."

The father and son duo were allegedly attempting to collect up to $200,000 in life insurance policies.
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