An 18-year-old who ran away from KIDS of El Paso County Inc. is asking a judge to invalidate a will that would leave $200,000 to the rehabilitation enter upon her death, accord to court documents. *** also is seeking control of a million-dollar trust fund, records filed at the district clerk's office said. She alleges in the legal papers that she signed the will, out of her fear of physical and/or mental abuse." ***, the daughter of *** of The *** co. billboard firm, is scheduled testify against KIDS Monday as a district court hearing resumes in Austin after a three-day recess. The hearing will determine whether the youth-oriented program for drug abuse and behavior disorders can continue operating. *** father and a sister - KIDS graduate ***- are expected to testify in favor of the program. The Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse allege that KIDS abuses clients and holds some clients against their will. The El Paso court documents contend *** was entitled at age 18 to a $1 million trust established by her grandmother. The documents say *** father had her sign legal papers Aug. 25, 1987 that gave him control of the trust until she reached age 40. The document alleges the papers included a will bequesting $200,000 of her trust to KIDS. *** would not comment Friday on his daughter's litigation. ***, *** man's attorney, said a district court hearing is scheduled July 8. He said he could not comment on pending litigation. *** said, "I never wanted to give KIDS the $200,000." She said she was advised by her attorney not to elaborate. KIDS officials could not be reached for comment. El Paso court documents allege that: 4 A KIDS business manager notarized the will, which was witnessed by a KIDS staff member. *** enrolled *** Dec. 2 1, 1985, as an involuntary KIDS patient. *** ran away from the program March 4, 1988, after being enrolled 20 months. *** was coerced and misled into signing the will and trust documents.
El Paso court documents allege that
- A KIDS business manager notarized the will, which was witnessed by a KIDS staff member.
- *** enrolled *** December 21, 1985, as an involuntary KIDS patient.
- *** ran away from the program March 4, 1988, after being enrolled for 20 months.
- *** was coerced and misled into signing the will and trust documents.