Dresser, pp. 284-314: Unintentional Killings: Unlawful Conduct


1.        The Felony-Murder Rule

a.      The Doctrine in its Unlimited Form


Case: People v. Stamp


Case: People v. Fuller


b.     The Policy Debate

c.     Limitations on the Rule

i.          Overview

ii.        The “Inherently Dangerous Felony” Limitation


Case: People v. Burroughs


iii.      The “Independent Felony” (or Merger) Limitation


Case: People v. Smith


iv.      Killings “in the Perpetration” or “in Furtherance” of a Felony


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