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People v. Burton
Supreme Court of California
491 P.2d 793 (1971)
Burton (defendant) killed an individual during an armed robbery and was convicted of first-degree felony murder. Burton appealed, arguing that the trial court erred by instructing the jury on first-degree felony murder because the underlying felony was armed robbery which precedent has held cannot support a felony-murder instruction.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Sullivan, J.)
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