Jury selection begins Monday March 30, 2009 for the trial of Anthony Marshall, Mrs. Astor’s son.  The trial is expected to last two months.

As reported in the New York Times, "Prosecutors will argue that Mr. Marshall and Mr. Morrissey knew that Mrs. Astor, suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, had deteriorated mentally, but that they exploited her ailments to trick her into directing millions of dollars their way, according to the indictment and lawyers briefed on the case. A second change to Mrs. Astor’s will, executed in January 2004, which gave Mr. Marshall her estate outright, will be under the most scrutiny."