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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Jurors deliberated about two hours before finding De'Marquise Elkins guilty of 11 counts, including two counts of felony murder and one count of malice murder in the March 21 killing of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago in Brunswick.
"At 15-and-a-half it seems (he) is one of the youngest people in this state to commit the offence of felony murder," Dempsey told Supreme Court judge Justice Paul Coghlan.
Another theory upon which first-degree murder can be established is felony murder. (25) Under common law in Massachusetts, first-degree murder can be established by demonstrating the defendant's intent to commit a specific enumerated felony.
This Article demonstrates how distribution both explains the traditionally troubling criminal law doctrines of felony murder and the attempt-crime divide, and makes sense of current victim-centered reforms.
Your editorial advocates the Lake County state's attorney, Michael Nerheim, reduce the charges against the other young men from felony murder to something else.
District Court for the District of Arizona found Mitchell guilty of numerous offenses, including first degree murder, felony murder, and carjacking resulting in murder, and he was sentenced to death.
The Moultrie Police Department later announced in a statement Harrison will also be facing charges of felony murder, first degree cruelty to children, second degree cruelty to children, simple battery, and affray.
While Curtis did not shoot anyone, he was convicted under the felony murder statute for his participation in the crime and was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole despite the fact that he was a juvenile and had no prior record.
Meanwhile, Fernandez said the DFA and the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait continue to work with the Kuwaiti government for the speedy resolution of the felony murder case earlier filed by the Kuwaiti General Prosecutor's Office and supported by the embassy.
Together with the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait, the DFA stated they will continue to work with the Kuwait government for the speedy resolution of the felony murder case earlier filed by the Kuwaiti General Prosecutor's Office and supported by the Embassy.
who are suspected of having committed the criminal offense of felony murder of SlaviA!a Krunic and A1/2arko Pavlovic and the attempted murder of Goran Ilic.