The family of Allison Baden-Clay who was murdered by her husband Gerard Baden-Clay in 2012 have requested that he have no legal right to her estate.
Allison's father, Geoff Dickie, formally requested that the Queensland Supreme Court declare that the 46-year-old “is not entitled to obtain or receive any benefit… from the death,” reports Seven News.
Baden-Clay is listed as sole beneficiary on his wife’s will providing he is alive, with superannuation benefits and life insurance payments amounting to approximately $1,019,071 according to Nine News. In the case of his death, the estate is divided amongst the couple’s three daughters, aged 10, 13 and 15.
Mr Dickie has requested that the court formally declare Baden-Clay has no rights and that he be made executor of her estate, which will be inherited by the three daughters.
“Gerard is disqualified from acting as the executor of the estate because he has been convicted of murdering her,” read court documents according to Seven News.
Baden-Clay was convicted of murder in 2014 but the Court of Appeal downgraded the charge to manslaughter in December 2015.
In August 2016 the downgrade was overruled and the murder charge stands.
He is currently serving a life sentence and will be eligible for parole in 2027.