Convicted murderer Jeremy Bamber is trying to claim more than £1m compensation from his own family.
Jeremy Bamber has always proclaimed his innocence
Bamber - who killed five members of his family 18 years ago - has begun a High Court action to recover £1.27m he claims he should have received under the terms of his grandmother's will.
The killer says he should have inherited his grandmother Mabel Speakman's former home at Carbonnells Farm in Wix near Clacton - and that he is also owed 17 years in back rent for the property.
Bamber, 42, is using a controversial website run on his behalf to announce his legal action against his adoptive uncle and aunt Robert and Pamela
Boutflour who now live in the farmhouse.
Mrs Boutflour, 82, said it was a publicity stunt.
She said: "He murdered five members
of his own family and this is just another bid by him to upset us.
nothing to say about this action - it is rubbish and he is just interested
in the publicity."
Bamber's fight to prove his innocence is due to go to the European
Court of Human Rights even though an appeal at the High Court in London
earlier this year failed.
Bamber was jailed for life in 1986 by a judge at Chelmsford Crown Court who
described him as "evil beyond belief" for the murders of his adoptive parents
farmer Neville and June Bamber, his sister Sheila "Bambi" Caffell and her six-year-old twin sons Nicholas and Daniel.
Bamber was convicted of the five murders at the remote farmhouse in Tolleshunt
D'Arcy near Maldon, Essex, after the court heard he wanted to inherit the
He provoked an angry response from his surviving family when he offered £1m reward for any fresh information which would help him
have his sentence quashed.