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    a criminal offence in most states in the US that means that if a crime ends in death, a person who committed the crime can be convicted of murder even if they did not carry out the killing

    Some 46 states in the union have some form of felony murder rule on their statute books.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 26/02/2015
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