Family Dysfunction, Murder, and Mayhem: The Battle for Joyce Cheney’s Apartment

July 19, 2010

The Benjamin James Real Estate blog usually provides links to practical advice and tips for apartment hunters, but this story from the New York Times was so intriguing that it seemed a shame not to share it.

The story of Joyce Cheney and apartment 9B is part Clue, part The Maury Show with a splash of Hollywood detective story thrown in. For years, Joyce Cheney battled with her daughter Diane over the pre-war 3-bedroom, 4 bath apartment, and this chilling tale includes attempted murder, a sex change operation, and a battle over the elderly Joyce Cheney’s will.

Click here to read the full story or go to Do you think Diane tried to kill her own mother to get her hands on the apartment? Comment below and let us know what you think.


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