William Mitchell Law Review

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31 William Mitchell Law Review 607 (2004-2005)


This Note first briefly examines the history of the felony-murder doctrine both generally and in Minnesota. Second, this Note describes the decision and analysis in State v. Anderson, the latest case in Minnesota to deal with the felony-murder doctrine. Third, this Note concludes that in an effort to reach the right result, the court misapplied its previous precedent and left the lower courts with no clear standard for guidance in the future. Finally, this Note suggests that a workable standard might be found in limiting the application of the rule to deaths that occur in furtherance of the felony.

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