It goes by different names in different jurisdictions. But it is usually an option for prosecutors. Homeowner shoots burglar, other burglar charged with murder
“If you are participating in a felony and someone is injured or killed in the participation of that felony, even if it’s one of your buddies or co-conspirators, you can be charged with that assault or death,” Martha Earnhardt, a spokeswoman with the Montgomery Department of Public Safety, said Friday.
The two miscreants were armed that night in June, but so was the homeowner. One of the miscreants is dead; the other charged with murder.
Can’t charge the homeowner as he as engaged in lawful self-defense.