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Criminal – Murder – Jury Instruction – Felony Homicide Definition (access required)

A defendant convicted of second-degree murder loses his case in the Court of Appeals claiming the trial court erred in granting a jury instruction that incorrectly defined felony homicide and allowed the jury to convict him of a “non-offense.” There are two distinctions between felony murder and felony homicide. Felony murder does not require the killing ...