As reported here, because Scott Peterson was convicted of killing his pregnant wife, a California judge ruled last Friday that he is not entitled to collect the benefits of her life insurance policy. The judge said the money should go to the executor of Laci Peterson’s estate, her mother, Sharon Rocha.

Although the news report does not mention California’s “Slayer Statute” as the basis for the judge’s ruling, I assume that must have been the basis for the ruling. Florida’s Slayer Statutes are found at 2005->Ch0732->Section%20802#0732.802″>F.S. § 732.802 (probate estates) and 2005->Ch0737->Section%20625#0737.625″>F.S. § 737.625 (trust estates), and would have resulted in the same outcome.