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Felony Murder II

Felony Murder II

Continue exploring the felony-murder rule with a discussion of the different approaches to the rule taken in various jurisdictions, including the agency approach and the proximate cause approach.


Let's continue our discussion of the felony-murder rule. In part one, we considered some limitations to the predicate felonies that trigger the rule. In this clip, we'll continue to explore the contours of the rule.

Recall that the felony-murder rule applies if a death occurs within the course of the predicate felony. Time-wise, the rule encompasses deaths that occur during the attempted commission of the felony, during the actual commission of the felony, and after commission of the felony....