felony murder

Definition of "felony murder"
  1. A killing that arises from the carrying out of a dangerous felony such as burglary or sexual assault
How to use "felony murder" in a sentence
  1. In the robbery gone wrong, the defendant was charged with felony murder despite not being the shooter.
  2. The jury was asked to consider a charge of felony murder due to the death that occurred during the bank heist.
  3. A conviction for felony murder can result even if the defendant did not intend for the victim to die during the felony.

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