Omaha Killer Gets Victim's Life Insurance Money

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

An Omaha man who spent two years in prison for killing his wife has been awarded half of her $150,000 life insurance policy.

Sixty-one-year-old Patrick Cain was sentenced in April 2011 for manslaughter in the 2009 death of his wife Evelyn. Prosecutors say she died of blunt-force trauma to the head after Cain pushed her down a flight of stairs during an argument in the couple's Florence neighborhood home near 30th and State streets.

State law says a person who "feloniously and intentionally" kills a spouse is not entitled to the deceased spouse's life insurance payout, but Cain argued there was no evidence that he intentionally killed Evelyn.

The insurance company asked a federal court to determine whether Cain or Evelyn's family should collect. The case was dismissed when Cain and his wife's estate agreed to split the $150,000 payout.

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