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Riggs v. United States

14 F.2d 5 (4th Cir. 1926)

tl;dr: Grandson kills grandfather for inheritance, statute is silent about consequences of an heir murdering the testator. The spirit of the law trumps the letter of the law, so the killer grandson cannot inherit from his grandfather.

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