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‘Slayer statute’ implicated in death benefits suit (access required)

Where a decedent’s death was ruled a homicide, and the investigation is still ongoing, an insurance company’s interpleader action may proceed. Although the beneficiary has not been arrested or charged in her husband’s killing, and has not been found civilly liable for his death, the “Slayer Statute” might preclude her from receiving benefits. Background The Prudential Insurance ...