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The two notes, dated Nov. 18, 2011, and Dec. 11, 2011, were written in barely legible print, the newspaper said.

A July 2 hearing is scheduled to determine the authenticity and legal weight of the notes.

Mrs. Kinkade has painted Ms. Pinto-Walsh in court papers as a gold-digger who is trying to cheat the artist’s rightful heirs. After Kinkade’s death, she obtained a restraining order prohibiting the other woman from talking publicly about the artist.

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