A woman who sold her $6 million dollar house to a convicted murderer has sued the property’s owner, claiming she was tricked into believing she had purchased the home with $15,000 in cash.
The woman’s attorney, Mark Fink, told the court the lawsuit is seeking more than $20,000 per day for rent and attorney fees, and $5,000 a day for the court costs.
Fink said the lawsuit was filed after the woman’s lawyer refused to turn over the money and her landlord refused to pay rent.
The lawsuit is filed on behalf of the woman, who is now 51 years old and lives in suburban Virginia, according to the Associated Press.
The house on North Carolina’s Shenandoah National Park is valued at more than two million dollars, according the Associated Post.
The lawsuit says the house was listed on a Texas real estate listing as having a value of $8.8 million.
Fink said that was not the case.
He said the woman was not aware the home had been listed on the Texas realtors site until she was contacted by the Associated States attorney’s office and told to turn the property over.
Finks attorney said the owner had been contacted and that he was not involved in the listing.
Finks attorney did not immediately return calls for comment.
The case is the latest in a string of cases in which homeowners have been sold to convicted murderers or other criminals.
In May, a woman who bought a house on a rural road in Georgia was arrested for possession of a controlled substance after she allegedly sold it to a suspect accused of raping and killing her family dog, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported at the time.
The woman is charged with first-degree murder.