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No Felony-Murder Conviction After Drug Death (access required)

A defendant who sold ecstasy to a woman in a store parking lot cannot be convicted of felony-murder for her death several hours later, at a friend’s apartment, from ecstasy intoxication; the Court of Appeals reverses defendant’s felony-murder conviction because the felonious criminal enterprise, the ecstasy distribution, had clearly ended prior to the killing. Defendant contends ...