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Felony Case Summary

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ISSUES:

1. Was the defendant’s admission to the crime a result based on promises of leniency and implied threats? Yes

2. Where the court’s instructions regarding the Second Degree Felony Murder properly verbalized to the jury? No

3. Can a defendant who has been acquitted of murder but who was convicted of street terrorism be responsible for the victim restitution? Yes

DECISION: (5-2)

The petitioner’s murder conviction was reversed and the case was remanded to the Supreme Court for further processing within the consistent of this ruling.

MAJORITY OPINION

1. The second degree felony murder rule is constitutional in that.

A. The mental element is no longer a required element that needs to be proven.

B. It provided guidelines that
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