Article 5: Intestate Succession
Statute 59-513: Incapacity of one who kills another to take from decedent's
estate or property; effect of suicide by one who kills spouse on
estates and property of both.
No person convicted of feloniously killing, or
the killing of, another person shall inherit or take by will by intestate
succession, as a surviving joint tenant, as a beneficiary under a trust or
otherwise from such other person any portion of the estate or property in
which the decedent had an interest. When any
person kills or causes the killing of
such person's spouse, and then takes such
life, the estates and property of both persons shall be disposed of as if
their deaths were simultaneous pursuant to the provisions of K.S.A. 58-708
58-718, inclusive, and amendments thereto.
History: L. 1939, ch. 180, § 35; L. 1970, ch. 225, §
L. 1995, ch. 105, § 1; July 1.