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  •  That's your definition of murder (0+ / 0-)

    Texas and many other States, by definition, have a differnt concept.  However, I don't mean to digress from the original topic of whether felony murder statutes are unjust.  I beg to differ, but I don't think they are unjust.  When people conspire to commit a violent act togather, it is my opinion that they cannot escape liability for the actions of their cohorts just becxause they did not intend the specific acts that their cohorts committed.  Once you get a violent criminal act going, anything can happen.  You have to realize that before you begin.  You are not just being reckless, you are intentionally choosing to take a path that could lead to someone being killed.  The felony murder statutes are intended to let potential conspirators know that if they commit a violent act, such as armed robbery, and their co-conspirator kills someone, they will be held responsible.  I don't have a problem with that.  

    FYI, in Texas not all murders are capital offenses.  There is murder and capital murder.  Murder is a first-degree felony in which you can get life.  Felony murder does qualify for capital murder.  That is why I said that I believe that I said that I think it is murder.  I don't think that it should be capital murder.  I am against the death penalty anyway, but the death penalty will be here in Texas long after I am gone.      

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    by squid696 on Thu Aug 30, 2007 at 08:49:25 PM PDT

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