The Left REALLY Hates Felony Murder

OK, the setup is how Missouri must be a strange state for having felony murder. How you can be convicted of murder in Missouri without killing anyone.

And as usual, they focus on one case, that may or may not help their cause. (Though that case started when the bad guys wouldn’t stop over a busted headlamp.) If you get 9 paragraphs in, they finally cough up a bit of truth.

Missouri is one of 45 states in which someone can be charged with murder without actually killing someone through a mechanism known as felony murder.

The bold text is in the original.

So, 90 percent of states have some version of felony murder. (I’m guessing California, a few other Left-coast states, New York, and Illinois, but I’m not sure.)

So in the vast majority of this country, you can be held accountable for the perfectly foreseeable consequences of your actions. Rob a store with your buddy, and he shoots someone, that’s on you. Don’t like that outcome? Don’t rob stores.

But that’s not fair, according to the Left. Holding people responsible for their actions? That is so unfair.

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Felony Murder in Missouri

You are responsible for the completely foreseeable consequences of your actions. 3 charged with murder after alleged teen accomplice is killed in University City robbery attempt.

Gregory Bell, 18, of St. Louis, along with Davion Rainey, 18, of St. Louis, and Bell’s 16-year-old brother, Noah Bell, allegedly went into the backyard of a home in the 1300 block of Coolidge Drive and were confronted by the homeowner.

Both the suspects and the homeowner were armed, police said, and the homeowner shot at the suspects, hitting the 16-year-old. The three suspects then fled the scene, police said.

The two surviving miscreants as well as the estranged wife of the homeowner who was attacked (she conspired with the three) are charged with second-degree murder.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Don’t Bring a Hammer to a Gunfight

Self-defense and a felony murder charge in the People’s Republic of Illinois. Man Charged With Murder After Accomplice Shot And Killed In Robbery Attempt.

They went to see about buying a gun. But they didn’t intend to actually buy the gun.

Once inside the home, Zachery and the other man allegedly tried to rob the man who was selling the gun, and hit him several times with a hammer.

The victim then shot Zachery’s accomplice in self defense, police said. That man was pronounced dead at the scene. The Lake County Coroner’s office said he has been identified as Joseph McHaney, of Chicago.

Someone else in the home held Mr. Zachery until police arrived. He was charged with armed robbery and first degree murder.

Florida Has a Felony Murder Law

JusticeThis is very similar to an incident from September, but this crime took place in May. Third person arrested, charged with murder in Tampa home invasion.

Four people break into a home in Tampa, Florida. Since Floridians are almost as heavily armed as Texans, they meet an armed homeowner, who defends himself, and one of the 4 bad guys is killed. The other 3 scamper.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrested Taylor Pritt and Vincent Benitez, both 20, Saturday, charging them with second degree felony murder with a firearm and robbery/home invasion with a firearm. Late Saturday night, deputies in Clay County arrested Ashley Causey, 32, on charges of home invasion and murder resulting from distribution of controlled substances.

The Left is on record as not liking Florida’s law, because it is unfair to hold people accountable for the completely foreseeable consequences of their actions. Or something.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Because the Left Thinks Responsibility for the Consequences of One’s Actions Is Unfair

JusticeOr Something. The Left REALLY hates felony murder, because they don’t think you should be held accountable for the consequences of your actions. Even when those consequences are pretty easy to see. Florida’s felony murder statute has some locals facing murder charges, without ever having pulled a trigger.

They discuss 2 cases: One I don’t care about. (Drug dealer kills someone who tried to steal his drugs.) The other I do care about.

Five people tried to invade a home. One of them was shot and killed by the homeowner. The four others are charged with 2nd degree felony murder under Florida law.

The argument? They are young (17ish). They didn’t think it through. Do you think at 17 they understand the difference between good and evil? Right and wrong? But then the Left doesn’t admit there are such things.

My first posting on this incident can be found at this link.

If Someone Dies As a Result of Your Crime, You Can Be Charged with Murder

JusticeThe lawyers call it different things in different jurisdictions, but it is usually called Felony Murder by us mere mortals. Accused accomplice charged with murder in death of intruder killed in home invasion | AL.com

Two guys are just hanging out in one of their homes, when 2 would-be bad-guys force their way in and attempt a robbery. The 2 friends fight back, and in the fight one of the bad-guys is shot and killed.

The other guy was arrested a few days later, and has now been charged in the death of his accomplice.

Under Alabama law, a person can be charged with murder if they are participating in a felony crime that results in death, whether or not that person actually pulled the trigger.

Neither the guy who was arrested or the guy who got shot is a stranger to law enforcement.

That’s What is Known As Felony Murder

He thought he was committing home-invasion, but but he ended up being charged with murder. Homeowner shoots and kills suspected burglar | WHAS11.com

Police say 23-year-old Aaron McDuffie and another person kicked in the door and broke into a home… .

Once inside, the homeowner, shot at McDuffie and the other suspect, hitting and killing the other man.

The arrested McDuffie shortly after, and charged him with murder.

A local attorney explained to us that McDuffie is charged with the murder because he and the man who was killed were in the middle of committing a crime they knew could put their lives at risk.

Because reporters who cover the crime beat can’t be expected to know things like this. They are journalism majors after all, not engineers or lawyers.

Note: I am not a lawyer, and I don’t play one on TV.