Ex-prostitute's daughters entitled to murdered millionaire dad's estate

Posted By Kristen Butler, UPI.com  |  May 2, 2013 at 2:47 PM
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Silicon Valley millionaire Ravi Kumra fathered two daughters with former prostitute Keila Goggins, and a judge ruled Tuesday that the girls, ages 7 and 9, are entitled to a family allowance.

It is yet to be determined whether the two girls are entitled to half Kumra's estate, which is currently controlled by his two grown daughters from a recently ended marriage, reports San Jose Mercury News. For now, though, they'll each get a $1,800 monthly allowance.

Kumra, a tech investor who made millions in the wireless industry, was killed in his Monte Sereno mansion five months ago. Suspected gang members with alleged ties to some of Kumra's prostitute girlfriends allegedly broke in and bound and gagged him, then ransacked the house and stole jewelry, cash and coins.

His ex-wife, who continued to live with him in the mansion since their 2010 divorce, was beaten and bound with packing tape. Three men and two alleged prostitutes are in custody awaiting trial. The case drew national attention for revealing a shocking, hedonistic lifestyle in Silicon Valley society.

In testimony before Superior Court Judge Thomas Cain last month, Goggins said Kumra paid her between $3,000 and $5,000 a month to live in a nice house and be a stay-at-home mother to their children.

"Ravi wanted to make sure I was home when the girls came home, to help them with their homework, to make sure they had a well-balanced, home-cooked meal on the table at 5:30 or 6, in the shower by seven, in bed by eight," she said.

Goggins called the ruling "absolutely wonderful," saying it's what Kumra would have wanted. "It's a wonderful start to making sure that my girls can get their colleges taken care of," she said.

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