A 20-year-old who is partying with friends learns that they want to rob a local drug dealer. He lends them his car and then goes to sleep after giving them the keys. A person is accidentally killed during that robbery and the 20-year-old is charged, not as an accessory to a robbery, but with the murder of the person who died during the robbery. The 20-year-old gets convicted of felony murder and is now sentenced to life imprisonment.
Editorial Advisory Board: It’s time to abolish felony murder in Md.
July 1, 2022