CLEVELAND, Ohio-- The Fox 8 I-Team unwrapping more of the mystery surrounding one of the area's biggest unsolved murders: the death of Aliza Sherman.
For the first time since the murder of Aliza Sherman her estranged husband, Sanford Sherman, is speaking out in court documents. He is defending himself against a civil lawsuit filed by his daughter, Jennifer, and seeking to have the case dismissed.
Jennifer Sherman filed a lawsuit against her father in May 2014 over an alleged hidden bank account.
Fox 8 obtained the motion filed by Sanford Sherman's attorneys May 6 in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, saying Jennifer Sherman's claims are based in large measure on nothing more than speculation and innuendo.
It's not known when the judge will rule on the motion. The case is set for a pretrial in July.
Jennifer Sherman claims her father created an account containing about $2 million in her mother's name, without her mother's knowledge.
But Sanford Sherman's attorneys say the bank sent statements to Aliza Sherman monthly, and the money in the account would be considered marital assets.
Sherman states in the court documents he used the money in the account to pay family expenses which averaged $25,000 to $40,000.
No criminal charges have been filed concerning the bank account.
Jennifer Sherman has stated her mother only learned of the account during divorce proceedings.
Aliza Sherman was murdered in March 2013, when she was leaving her attorney's office, just days before her divorce case was set to go to trial.
No one has been charged with the murder.
Aliza Sherman's divorce attorney, Gregory Moore, is accused of lying to police during her murder investigation. Moore has pleaded not guilty.