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Life insurance payout for Allison Baden-Clay will go to her family, not her husband Gerard
February 27, 2015
SLAIN Queensland mother Allison Baden-Clay’s life insurance payout will go to a legal trust while her husband awaits the appeal of his murder conviction.
Today, the Federal Court ordered the sum of Allison’s TAL Life Limited policy — worth more than $412,000 in 2013 — be paid to the trust of solicitors representing her father, the estate’s executor.
It will be held in the trust account pending the final outcome of Gerard Baden-Clay’s pending appeal of his murder conviction.
The life insurance policy was jointly held by Allison, 43, and her husband, Gerard Baden-Clay.
It was one of two that were frozen after Baden-Clay was charged with his wife’s murder in June 2012.
Last August, funds from a Suncorp Life and Superannuation policy that was worth more than $347,000 in 2013 were ordered to be paid to Allison’s father’s representatives.
Allison’s parents, Geoff and Priscilla Dickie, are caring for the couple’s three daughters.
Baden-Clay, 44, tried to claim the insurance shortly after his wife’s body was found on a creek bank at Anstead in Brisbane’s west in April 2012.
After he was charged, the Federal Court became involved and froze the funds pending the outcome of criminal proceedings.
A former real estate agent, Baden-Clay was found guilty last July of murdering his wife at their Brookfield home in Brisbane and dumping her body.
Details of their marital breakdown, financial troubles and Baden-Clay’s infidelities were laid bare during the four-week trial.
Baden-Clay is serving a life sentence and will be eligible for parole in 2027.
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