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No. It would not meet the criteria for "unlawful act manslaughter" per the CPS Guide for Crown Prosecutors: The offence is made out if it is proved that the accused intentionally did an unlawful and dangerous act from which death inadvertently resulted. This is because there's no unbroken chain of causation. Let's walk through each element. 1. An ...


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Can be tried as first-degree murder, actually. See below. felony murder doctrine n. a rule of criminal statutes that any death which occurs during the commission of a felony is first degree murder, and all participants in that felony or attempted felony can be charged with and found guilty of murder. A typical example is a robbery involving ...


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Non-united-states answer In most parts of the world, the driver is at fault. For example, in new-south-wales, this is caught by s117 of the Road Transport Act 2013: (1) A person must not drive a motor vehicle on a road negligently. "Negligently" takes its common law meaning and the case law establishes that unless the pedestrian appears suddenly (such ...


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The crime you are asking about is called felony murder. Felony murder has two unique features: First, killing someone while committing a felony is automatically considered first degree murder. Second, everyone who participates, not matter how remotely, in the felony can be charged with first degree murder. In this example, suppose the bank robber had a ...


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