Felony Murder: Specific Intent to Kill

Felony murder convictions require a specific intent to kill someone and it is one of the highest categories of homicide. If convicted of felony murder, defendants could face life in prison or the death penalty in some states. Defenses of felony murder charges often involve attempts to negate the intent requirement of the killing in order to reduce charges to manslaughter.

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UPDATED: Jul 15, 2021

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