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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Virginia updates slayer statute

VirginiaThe Virginia legislature has made it harder for killers to inherit by adding voluntary manslaughter as a disqualifying crime.

In another change, not just the slayer but also "any transferee, assignee, or other person claiming through" the slayer will not be entitled to acquire any property or receive any benefits as the result of the death of the decedent.

2008 Virginia Laws Ch. 822.


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