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Property Law Keyed to Kurtz
Lakotas v. Estate of Billotti
Citation:203 W.Va. 553, 509 S.E.2d 594
The decedent and her husband owned three parcels of real estate. One parcel was owned as tenants in common without the right of survivorship and two parcels were owned as joint tenants with the right of survivorship. In 1982, the decedent’s husband murdered her and her two daughters. The husband was convicted of murder and later died in prison. Shortly after he committed the murders, the husband transferred the two properties that he had in a joint tenancy to his mother. The mother then transferred the property to a straw man, who transferred the property to the husband and his mother. After this happened, the plaintiffs brought suit.
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