The plaintiff was the beneficiary of an insurance policy carried by her husband. After her conviction for his murder she brought an action against the insurance company to collect the proceeds. The lower court pronounced the defendant liable, gave judgment for the intervening administrator of the deceased's estate, and, in spite of a statute expressly directing insurance moneys in the hands of administrators to inure to the use of surviving widows, ordered that the plaintiff take nothing. On appeal by the insurance company it was held, in an excellent opinion reviewing all the authorities that there was no error. De Zotell v. Mutual Life Insurance Company, (S. D. 1932) 245 N. W. 58.

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