No. 74-1840.

514 F.2d 304 (1975)

In the Matter of the ESTATE of Irwin Leon WADE, by W. Lawrence Oliver, Appellant, v. The CONTINENTAL INSURANCE CO., Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Decided April 10, 1975.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

W. Lawrence Oliver, Des Moines, Iowa, for appellant.

Robert G. Allbee, Des Moines, Iowa, for appellee.

Before CLARK, Associate Justice, Retired, and LAY and BRIGHT, Circuit Judges.

LAY, Circuit Judge.

This is an appeal from a denial of accidental death benefits under an employer's group insurance policy. The action was brought by W. Lawrence Oliver as administrator for the estate of Irwin Leon Wade. On August 14, 1971, the decedent Wade died of gunshot wounds inflicted by his wife, the beneficiary named in the certificate of insurance.1 The district court ruled, after stipulation of the facts by the parties, that...

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