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At the common law a homicide is the killing of a human being by another human being; criminal homicide is homicide without lawful justification or excuse; criminal homicide with malice aforethought is murder; malice aforethought is established, inter alia, upon commission of criminal homicide in the perpetration of, or in the attempt to perpetrate, a felony. There is suggestion that the common law rule ultimately required that the underlying felony be one 'dangerous to human life.' Lindsay v. State, 8 Md. App. 100, 105, n. 6 (1969), 258 A.2d 760, cert. denied, 257 Md. 734 (1970). But Blackstone did not qualify the underlying felony. 4 W. Blackstone, Commentaries *200. And Clark and Marshall, A Treatise on the Law of Crimes § 10.07 (7th ed. 1967) includes burglary and larceny among the felonies within the common law rule. Kidnapping, fits the category of one dangerous to human life. State v. Frye, 283 Md. 709, 712-713, 393 A.2d 1372 (1978); Newton v. State, 280 Md. 260, 268-269, 373 A.2d 262 (1977); Stansbury v. State, 218 Md. 255, 260-261, 146 A.2d 17 (1958); Wood v. State, 191 Md. 658, 666-667, 62 A.2d 576 (1948); Warren v. State, 29 Md. App. ...

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