A judge ruled that one of Jerry Garcia's ex-wives is entitled to nearly $21,000 a month from his estate, payments the guitarist's widow cut off after his death.
Carolyn "Mountain Girl" Garcia, who had two children with Garcia and divorced him in 1993, has been at odds with Deborah Koons Garcia since the Grateful Dead leader died in 1995.At issue was a $5 million divorce agreement that gave Carolyn Garcia $250,000 a year, or $20,883 a month, for 20 years. Lawyers for Deborah Koons Garcia claimed her husband was manipulated into signing the agreement while in a drug-induced haze.
Superior Court Judge Michael Dufficy ruled in Carolyn Garcia's favor on Wednesday in San Rafael, Calif., after a 14-day trial.
An assortment of lovers and business partners have filed claims against the estate totaling more than $30 million.