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(a) If a person has been charged, whether by indictment, information, or otherwise by the United States, a tribe, or any state, with voluntary manslaughter or homicide in connection with a decedent’s death, then any real or personal property or trust land that would otherwise pass to that person from the decedent’s estate shall not pass or be distributed until the charges have been resolved in accordance with the provisions of this section.

(b) Upon dismissal or withdrawal of the charge, or upon a verdict of not guilty, such real or personal property or trust land shall pass as if no charge had been filed or made.

(c) Upon conviction of such person, and the exhaustion of all appeals, if any, such real and personal property and trust land shall pass in accordance with this section.

(d) This section shall not be considered penal in nature, but shall be construed broadly in order to effect the policy that no person shall be allowed to profit by his or her own wrong. [Ord. 50A § 9703, amended, 6/22/2017.]