Woman Admits Stealing from Brain-Damaged Husband

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    Steven Hayes' trial begins.

    A woman has admitted to taking more than $100,000 from a brain-damaged New York man she married and a demented 89-year-old she befriended.

    Cher Thompson cried and whispered answers to a judge's questions as she pleaded guilty Friday to grand larceny, scheming to defraud and other charges.

    She's been promised a 3 1/2-to-seven-year prison term. Her sentencing is set for Dec. 21 in Manhattan.

    The 28-year-old Thompson admitted to helping herself to more than $50,000 from her 63-year-old husband's bank accounts she didn't have authority over after he'd been brain-damaged in a car crash. They were married in 2008.

    She also acknowledged taking more than $50,000 from the accounts of an 89-year-old man, in part by claiming to be his niece. She said she used the money to finance a fashion venture.