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slayer statute

slayer statute
 n.— «According to testimony Friday, Christopher Vaughn was supposed to receive $1 million from a RiverSource life insurance policy. Vaughn, however, has not had access to that money because of an Illinois law commonly called the “slayer statute.” He cannot use the assets of victims for his legal defense. And if convicted, he can’t claim the insurance benefits.» —“Vaughn was beneficiary of wife’s policy” by Matt Hanley Chicago Sun-Times Dec. 22, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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