The insured died from bullet wounds inflicted by a revolver in the hand of the beneficiary. After there had been an indictment for murder the beneficiary pleaded guilty to so much of the indictment as charged manslaughter. The beneficiary sued on the insurance policy. The Supreme Court of Massachusetts held that there was error in directing a verdict for the insurer because a beneficiary who is guilty of manslaughter, where there was no intentional injury of a kind likely to cause death, is not barred from recovering on the policy. Minasian v. Aetna Life Insurance Co., (Mass. 1936) 3 N. E. (2d) 17.
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