No. 5-92-0473.

629 N.E.2d 1185 (1994)

259 Ill. App.3d 350

196 Ill.Dec. 341

In re ESTATE OF Adella G. VALLERIUS, Deceased. In re ESTATE OF Renie WHITE, Deceased. Peter M. VALLERIUS, Glenna F. Giacoletto, Lawrence Joe Davis, Helen L. Vallerius, Gail Kadavi, Iione V. Henry, Janis Murray, Terrie L. Illies, and Duffy Joe Vallerius, Petitioners-Appellees, v. Douglas WHITE, Craig White, Alton Bank and Trust Co., as Administrator with the Will Annexed of the Estate of Adella G. Vallerius, Deceased, and Russell Meyer, as Administrator of the Estate of Renie White, Deceased, Respondents-Appellants.

Appellate Court of Illinois, Fifth District.

February 28, 1994.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Gerald W. Bassett, Bassett Law Office, P.C., Wood River, for Russell Meyer, Estate of Renie White, Deceased, Craig White.

Nolan Lipsky, Petersburg, for Douglas White—adopted brief of Craig White.

D.A. McGrady, Sr., McGrady & McGrady, Gillespie, for Peter M. Vallerius, Glenna F. Giacoletto, Lawrence Joe Davis and Iione V. Henry.

John Hudspeth, Patrick J. Hitpas, P.C., Carlyle, for Gail Kadavi and Terrie L. Ililies—no brief filed.

John D. Bauman, Hinshaw & Culbertson, Belleville, for Duffy Joe Vallerius.

Presiding Justice WILLIAM A. LEWIS delivered the opinion of the court:

The issue in this case is whether a person who intentionally and unjustifiably participates in the murder of another can indirectly inherit the murder victim's estate from another ancestor. We hold that he cannot, under the facts of this case as they apply to section 2-6 of the Probate Act of 1975 (the Act). 755 ILCS 5/2-6 (West 1992).

The facts of this case, as they are relevant to the...


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