2022 Maryland Statutes
Courts and Judicial Proceedings
Title 10 - Evidence
Subtitle 9 - Miscellaneous Rules
Section 10-919 - Admissibility of Conviction for Felonious Killing in Civil Proceedings; Effect of Conviction

    (a)    After all right to appeal has been exhausted, a judgment of conviction establishing criminal accountability for the felonious and intentional killing of a decedent:

        (1)    Is admissible in a civil proceeding in which the common law Slayer’s Rule is raised as an issue; and

        (2)    Conclusively establishes that the convicted individual feloniously and intentionally killed the decedent.

    (b)    This section may not be construed to prohibit a trier of fact, in the absence of a criminal conviction, from determining by a preponderance of the evidence in a civil proceeding that a killing was felonious and intentional.

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