felony murder


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felony murder

n.
The commission of a homicide during the course of a felony, where there is no intent to commit murder but the homicide is associated in some way with the felony.

fel′ony mur′der


n.
a killing treated as a murder because, though unintended, it occurred during the commission of a felony, as robbery.
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He was charged with felony murder and was being held without bail, according to (https://www.
The felony murder charge includes a sentence enhancement for using a knife.
As an accomplice, he was sentenced under Texas' felony murder statute, commonly known as the law of parties, which holds that anyone involved in a crime resulting in death is equally responsible, even if they weren't directly involved in the killing.
Authorities did arrest Mitchell, whom they charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, false imprisonment, cruelty to children, and felony murder for the death of Funches.
After a nine-day deliberation, a jury has found Pedro Hernandez guilty of felony murder and kidnapping in the death of 6-year-old Etan Patz, who disappeared in 1979 while walking to a bus stop near his home in SoHo, Manhattan.
We argue that the Supreme Court should address this open question in Eighth Amendment law and that it should correct the lower courts by imposing a uniform requirement of at least recklessness with respect to death for capital punishment of felony murder.
It should be reserved and not used for felony murder unless the individual was directly involved in the murder.
Frances insisted it was an accident, but she was charged with felony murder and aggravated assault for her actions against Bonnie.
The ones who were in the vehicle with Robert "LaVoy" Finicum may face murder charges, as they've run afoul of the Felony Murder Rule - if someone is killed during commission of a felony, all the people involved can be charged with felony murder.
The other three pled guilty were found guilty of felony murder.
3) Among the most prominent of America's legal eccentricities is its continued use of the felony murder rule.