2017 Revised Code of Washington
Title 11 - PROBATE AND TRUST LAW
11.84 Inheritance rights of slayers or abusers.
11.84.140 Slayer determination—Conviction—Preponderance of evidence.

RCW 11.84.140 Slayer determination—Conviction—Preponderance of evidence.

(1) A final judgment of conviction for the willful and unlawful killing of the decedent is conclusive for purposes of determining whether a person is a slayer under this section. A finding of not guilty by reason of insanity for the willful and unlawful killing of the decedent carries the same meaning as a judgment of conviction.

(2) In the absence of a criminal conviction or a finding of not guilty by reason of insanity, a superior court finding by a preponderance of the evidence that a person participated in the willful and unlawful killing of the decedent is conclusive for purposes of determining whether a person is a slayer under this section.

[ 2016 c 211 § 2; 2009 c 525 § 14.]

NOTES:

Short title—2016 c 211: See note following RCW 11.84.010.

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