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(a) After all right to appeal has been exhausted, a judgment of conviction establishing criminal accountability for the felonious and intentional killing of a decedent:
(1) Is admissible in a civil proceeding in which the common law Slayer's Rule is raised as an issue; and
(2) Conclusively establishes that the convicted individual feloniously and intentionally killed the decedent.
(b) This section may not be construed to prohibit a trier of fact, in the absence of a criminal conviction, from determining by a preponderance of the evidence in a civil proceeding that a killing was felonious and intentional.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Maryland Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings § 10-919 - last updated December 31, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/md/courts-and-judicial-proceedings/md-code-cts-and-jud-pro-sect-10-919.html
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