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609B.465 EFFECT OF HOMICIDE ON INTESTATE SUCCESSION, WILLS, JOINT TENANTS, LIFE INSURANCE.

Subdivision 1.Scope.

The collateral sanctions discussed in this section are codified in section 524.2-803.

Subd. 2.Surviving spouse, heir, or devisee.

A surviving spouse, heir, or devisee who feloniously and intentionally kills the decedent is treated as if that person predeceased the decedent.

Subd. 3.Joint tenant.

A joint tenant who feloniously and intentionally kills another joint tenant, thereby effects a severance of the interest so the property passes as the decedent's and the killer has no rights of survivorship.

Subd. 4.Bond.

A named beneficiary of a bond who feloniously and intentionally kills the principal obligee is not entitled to any benefit.

Subd. 5.Life insurance.

A named beneficiary of a life insurance policy who feloniously and intentionally kills the person upon whose life the policy is issued is not entitled to any benefit under the policy.

Subd. 6.Other interests.

Any other acquisition of property or interest by the killer shall be treated as provided in section 524.2-803.