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Family of Slain Woman May Benefit from Insurance Policy, Says New York Estate Lawyer


The killer has already gone to prison, but now the victim’s family is after the murderer’s mother, according to a New York Estate Lawyer. A Nassau Supreme Court justice has ruled the killer’s mother may use her homeowner’s insurance policies to pay up to $550,000 in damages should she lose the suit.

The 66-year-old mother is being sued by the family of the victim, a woman who was killed and dismembered by the defendant’s son in August 2006. Due to the judge’s ruling, if she loses the suit, her homeowners insurance policy will trigger, since the murder happened in her home. Her attorney told a New York Estate Lawyer that insurance will cover damages to the victim’s family for up to $250,000.

Should the damages be ruled to be even more than that, the company that covers the defendant’s excess homeowners insurance will pay an additional $300,000, according to the judge’s ruling. The company stated to New York Estate Lawyers that it should not have to pay, since the defendant did not inform them of the lawsuit. New York Estate Lawyers attempted to contact the insurance company, but there has been no response or comment thus far.
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