The rule whereby a death associated with a violent felony, usually rape, burglary, or robbery, is murder even if there was no specific intent to murder.
a special class of criminal homicide whereby an offender may be charged with first-degree murder whenever his or her criminal activity results in another person’s death.
The rule that if any person is killed during a felony, the criminal can be charged with murder.
Deaths that occur during the commission of or the flight from the commission of a felony.
The felony murder is a rule current in some common law countries that broadens the crime of murder in two ways. First, when a victim dies accidentally or without specific intent in the course of an applicable felony, it increases what might have been manslaughter (or even a simple tort) to murder. Second, it makes any participant in such a felony criminally responsible for any deaths that occur during or in furtherance of that felony.