PRESCRIPTION FOR DISASTER.

Utah physician Dr. Martin MacNeill has been convicted of murdering his wife according to the December 2, 2013 edition of People. He overmedicated her and drowned her in the family bathtub. The same article reports the arrest of Dr. Robert Ferrante for the murder of his wife with cyanide. What happens to marital property when one spouse has killed the other? Does the murderer keep his or her portion? In Louisiana, the murderer of a spouse does not forfeit his interest in community property but lawsuits by survivors may soon strip that property away from him.