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Dr. Michael Lowe talks to his attorney Elizabeth Flynn before the start of his trial Wednesday in Superior Court. Lowe is charged with theft from a vulnerable adult.

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Doctor’s ‘web of deception’ deprived patient of estate, prosecutors claim

Four witnesses testify during first full day of Dr. Michael Lowe trial

Leading up to a patient’s death on Halloween night seven years ago, prosecutors say a local doctor weaved a web of deception that ultimately left him with the woman’s nearly $600,000 estate. Dr. Michael Lowe preyed on hospice patient Alicia Christopherson’s vulnerability and spun a trap so tight that no one realized his plan to cash in on her death, said Gila County prosecuting attorney Lacy Cooper during open arguments Wednesday in Superior Court.


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