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(a) Any property held by only the heir by killing and the decedent as joint tenants, joint owners, or joint obligees shall pass upon the death of the decedent to his or her estate, as if the heir by killing had predeceased the decedent.

(b) Any property held jointly by three or more persons, including both the heir by killing and the decedent, and any income which would have accrued to the heir by killing as a result of the death of the decedent, shall pass to the estate of the decedent as if the heir by killing had predeceased the decedent and any surviving joint tenants.

(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the decedent’s property that is held in a joint tenancy with the right of survivorship shall be severed from the joint tenancy as though the property held in the joint tenancy were to be severed and distributed equally among the joint tenants and the decedent’s interest shall pass to his or her estate. The remainder of the interests shall remain in joint tenancy with right of survivorship among the surviving joint tenants.

(d) If decedent’s estate is held by a third person whose possession expires upon the death of the decedent, it shall remain in such person’s hands for the period of time following the decedent’s death equal to the life expectancy of the decedent but for the killing. [Ord. 50A § 9702, amended, 6/22/2017.]