Felony Murder

The rule of felony murder is a legal doctrine in some common law jurisdictions that broadens the crime of murder in two ways. First, when an offender kills (regardless of accidentally or without specific intent to kill) in the commission of a dangerous or enumerated felony, he/she is guilty of murder. Second, it makes any participant in such a felony criminally liable for any deaths that occur during or in furtherance of that felony. In short, deaths that occur in the commission of a dangerous felony or enumerated felony (enumerated = stated in statute, e.g. rape, etc) is murder. The enumerated felonies yield first degree/special circumstances murder.
Posts about Felony Murder
  • Murder Laws in Texas: Types, Degrees, and Punishments

    …, O.J. Simpson was found not guilty of the charges brought against him. It’s tricky for the average citizen to discern the degrees of murder. In real life, there’s frequently an incredibly thin line between a first or second-degree murder. First-degree murder involves intention and/or felony murder. In second-degree murder, the actor murders…

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