I am reading the transcripts from the 2003 Parole Hearing for Ronald Defeo Jr. For those who don't know who he is, he shot and killed his entire family in 1774, his parents and his 4 brothers & sisters... He is serving 25-Life.
Now, here's the thing. Part of what is taken in to consideration for convicts applying for parole is whether or not they will be able to support themselves. In addition to having a job lined up with a family member he had also inherited his grandmothers entire estate when she died and has over $100,000 in cash waiting for him. However, he was the only heir because he killed the rest of them - So, isn't his inheriting that estate profiting from his crimes?
**Please let me know I am simply curious because I would assume it would be illegal for him to have the estate. If you kill your husband, for example, the state can seize any and all bank accounts, properties and insurance policies which you would inherit from that death, so I was thinking this would be similar.
***Also please let me know that this questions isn't meant to be a discussion about Defeo himself. Nor am I saying I don't think he should have the money or inheritance that's waiting for him when and if he is ever released. Personally I don't think he should ever have been convicted in the first place, but since he was I'm simply trying to understand the legal aspects surrounding this inheritance.
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