Family Feuds

Brooke Astor's Son Found Guilty

Anthony D. Marshall, the son of legendary socialite Brooke Astor, was convicted on Thursday of trying to steal from his mother as she suffered from Alzheimer’s at the end of her life, and could face between one and 25 years in prison. Marshall was convicted on two first-degree grand larceny charges in part for giving himself an unauthorized raise of about $1 million for managing his mother’s finances. The 19-week trial included testimony from Henry Kissinger, Barbara Walters, and Annette de la Renta. Astor died two years ago at 108, with an estimated fortune of $180 million to her name.