California: Heirs Risk Forfeited Inheritance & Murder Charge If They Kill Victims Under Void Act
By Margaret Dore, Esq.
In California, a person commits murder in the first degree via "willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing." California also has "slayer statutes," providing that murderers shall not inherit from their victims. As an example, California's Probate Code states:
(a) A person who feloniously and intentionally kills the decedent is not entitled to any of the following:
(1) Any property, interest, or benefit under a will of the decedent, or a trust created by or for the benefit of the decedent or in which the decedent has an interest ... 
With the passage of California's so called "End of Life Options Act," an exception was created for actions taken in accordance with the Act's provisions, which did not " for any purposes, constitute suicide, assisted suicide, homicide [murder], or elder abuse under the law."
With the Act now declared unconstitutional (void ab initio), adult children hoping to profit from killing their parents may instead find themselves charged with murder and disqualified to inherit.
 California Penal Code § 189, Murder; degrees  California Probate Code, § 250, "Person feloniously and intentionally killing decedent; entitlement to decedent's property; effect on decedent's estate.  End of Life Options Act, Part 1.85, § 443.18 (second sentence)