Setting: present day England
My character, R, is a German citizen. After the death of his grandfather, he goes to England to live with his father, but maintains his German citizenship. R's father is the CEO of a medium-sized computer software company based in London. R has no other family.
R's father has named R the sole successor of his estate in his will. Not knowing this, R ends up killing him after a minor altercation. Because he's crazy. R is arrested and convicted of murder.
Okay. Here's where it gets a little weird.
Instead of being placed in jail, R is given over to a government project testing a new serum they've developed that's capable of instilling a sort of "fugue" state of amnesia in a person, who can then be "reconditioned". The treatment is a success, and after a year, R is released from the program and begins to live a "normal" life.
My question is: would R still receive the funds from his father's will, even though he killed him? In your opinion, even if the law were to state no, would R still receive the funds since he knows his father was dead but does not have the memory of killing him himself?
If R did not get the funds, estate, company, etc, where would they go to?