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‘Slayer’ Rule Not Barred by Insanity Defense (access required)

A man with a history of mental illness who was found not guilty by reason of insanity for the murder of his mother is a “slayer” under Va. Code § 55-401 and is barred from recovering from her estate; the Supreme Court of Virginia affirms judgment for the slayer’s brothers who are beneficiaries of the ...

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