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AG supports extending Guam's Slayer statute

by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - Legislation that would expand the Guam slayer's statute went up for a public hearing this morning.

Bill 247 introduced by Senator Frank Aguon Jr. would prohibit the inheritance by a person who murders someone that he or she stands to inherit from. While he had some recommendations for cleaning the language in the bill, Deputy Chief Attorney General Phil Tydingco supported the measure.

 "We support improving the Guam Slayer Statute, obviously there are sound moral and community reasons and policies for having such a statute we should not be rewarding somebody who is causing the death of another person either murder or manslaughter and then tried to profit from it through insurance or through the estate," he said.

Tydingco further requested for a markup meeting on the measure. ASC Trust's executive vice president Don Clark also testified in support specifically in expanding the meaning of estate and property to include defined benefit plans and contribution plans.

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