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Felony Murder I

Felony Murder I

Begin examining the felony-murder rule and the kinds of felonies that will trigger the rule when a death occurs during their commission.

Transcript

You may have heard of the term felony murder. In this and the following clip, we'll unpack the felony-murder rule, starting here with a general discussion of the rule and which felonies trigger it.

Under the common law, the felony-murder rule applies where the victim dies in the course of the defendant's commission or attempted commission of a felony. Formally speaking, felony murder is a strict liability rule without any mens rea requirement: if the defendant commits or attempts to commit...

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