Chapter 59: Probate Code

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 procuring 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 person's own 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 to 58-718, inclusive, and amendments thereto.

      History:   L. 1939, ch. 180, § 35; L. 1970, ch. 225, § 1; L. 1995, ch. 105, § 1; July 1.