The family of a woman who was murdered earlier this year is suing the estate of the man who killed her.
Craig Shultz, the attorney representing the family of Poppilyn Delano-Moody, said he's rarely seen a lawsuit filed in a murder-suicide
"Most of the time, the murderer goes off to prison for the rest of their lives and have no assets," Shultz said. "That's not the case here."
Shultz said the hope is the estate of Michael D. Pierce will benefit Delano-Moody's surviving children.
Police found the bodies of Pierce, 57, and Delano-Moody, 36, on Jan. 29 at a house they shared in the 700 block of South Edwards.
Delano had been stabbed to death and Pierce had a gunshot wound to the head.
The couple had a history of domestic violence, police said. Police had been called to the house to check on Pierce.
Taylor Moody, the estranged husband of the woman, is bringing the lawsuit on behalf
of their children.
Pierce appears to have no immediate surviving family.
The administrators of Pierce's estate have 30 days to reply.
An initial case management conference is set for July before Sedgwick County District Judge William Woolley.