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.
Appellate Court of Illinois, Fifth District.
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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