Toronto Man Charged With Killing Husband To Get $2 Million Life-Insurance Payout

murder victimA Toronto man has been charged with murdering his husband, but he’s still asking for proceeds from the dead man’s $2-million life-insurance policy.

Attorney Demitry Papasotiriou was arrested in November for killing ex Allan Lanteigne (right), whose bloody, beaten body was found in his home in March 2011.

Papasotiriou’s business associate Mladen Ivezic was also arrested in conjunction with the slaying.

Lanteigne and Papasotiriou were married in 2004, only months after meeting, and had been estranged for several years. Just after the slaying, Papasotiriou filed paperwork to receive his ex’s $2 million payout. (Papasotiriou is named as Lanteigne’s sole beneficiary.)

If he’s found guilty, Papasotiriou wouldn’t be able to cash in—but apparently he’d rather no one get the money than see it pass to his ex’s family.

Meanwhile, Lanteigne’s mother and sister applied to intervene in Papasotiriou’s civil suit, arguing it affects them. His mother was granted leave to intervene.

In court filings, Papasotiriou says even if he’s found guilty, Lanteigne’s family shouldn’t get the insurance money because they aren’t named in the policy.

“The proceeds would never be paid to anyone, including Allan’s estate. As a result the insurers would simply keep the money,’’ Papasotiriou’s lawyers argued late last year, according to documents filed in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

A civil suit it on hold until the criminal case is concluded.


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  • David Gervais

    Canadian Law varies by province, however, the general rule is that if there is no named person for an insurance benefit, it goes to ‘the estate’ and named executor, or else the provincial executor or trustee will receive the money and disburse it to family members according to a regulatory formula.

    Insurance companies do not get to “just keep the money”.

  • flipper

    Your headline is wrong. He does not get to keep the insurance. As your article states, there is a civil suit to determine who gets the insurance which is on hold until the criminal charges are disposed of. Til then, nobody gets the money

  • David Gervais

    flipper- I get your meaning, however, the way I read it, the meaning was ‘in order to get’ the insurance. The classic murder mystery plot. English is extremely variable; there are about thirty meanings to the word get.

  • Avenger

    Yay! Gay marriage!!!

  • Ellipse Kirk

    @Avenger: Goes to prove
    we’re the same, no more, no less.

  • balehead

    No one should get this money!! This is wrong on so many levels…

  • Boytoy

    I thought only straight people murdered their spouse.Us gays are suppose to be better at marriage.

  • Chris

    Expecting a title with only one possible interpretation is not asking too much. Pro-tip: proofread.

    Here: “Toronto Man Charged In Husband’s Death Seeks $2M Life-Insurance Payout”

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