Probate Practice and Procedure

Proof and Construction of Wills

SECTION 33-6-3

§ 33-6-3. Death of attesting beneficiary in lifetime of testator.

In case any devisee or legatee who shall attest the execution of any will or codicil which shall hereafter be made shall die in the lifetime of the testator or before the probate of the will, the devisee or legatee shall be deemed to have been a legal witness to the execution of the will or codicil within the intent of this chapter, notwithstanding the devise or legacy.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 203, § 34; G.L. 1909, ch. 254, § 34; G.L. 1923, ch. 298, § 34; G.L. 1938, ch. 566, § 33; G.L. 1956, § 33-6-3.)