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This Article questions, for the first time, the equitable and policy basis of Slayer Rules, the rules that bar killers from inheriting from those they kill. It shows that killings that involve inheritance usually occur as a result of domestic abuse or severe mental illness, and argues that, because the legal and social service systems offer little help to those trapped in abusive relationships or those disabled by mental illness, it is not justifiable for those systems to deprive the killer of an inheritance when he or she takes the only means of escape available.