Helpful Hints
  • (1) You can search the entire content of Dean’s by phrase or by individual words. Just type your keywords into the search box and then pull down the search icon on the right and choose the option you need: search by word or by phrase or reset the content.
  • (2) Double click on a word in the content of a definition, and if the word is listed as a keyword in Dean’s, it will look that word up.
  • (3) You can use the search function to help jump the scrolling function. Simply type the first 2-3 letters into the search box then hit enter on your keyboard and the scroll will go to those Keywords that begin with those letters and allow you to scroll from there.

California law is instructive. Under the felony-murder rule of section 189 of the Penal Code, a killing committed in either the perpetration of or an attempt to perpetrate robbery is murder of the first degree. This is true whether the killing is wilfull, deliberate and premeditated, or merely accidental or unintentional, and whether or not the killing is planned as a part of the commission of the robbery. (People v. Lookadoo, 66 Cal.2d 307, 314 [57 Cal.Rptr. 608, 425 P.2d 208]; People v. Jennings, 243 Cal.App.2d 324, 328 [52 Cal.Rptr. 329].) People v. Washington, 62 Cal.2d 777, 783 [44 Cal.Rptr. 442, 402 P.2d 130], merely limits the rule to situations where the killing was committed by the felon or his accomplice acting in furtherance of their common design. (See People v. Gilbert, 63 Cal.2d 690, 705 [47 Cal.Rptr. 909, 408 P.2d 365].) The doctrine presumes malice aforethought on the basis of the commission of a felony inherently dangerous to human life. (See People v. Sears, 62 Cal.2d 737, 745 [44 Cal.Rptr. 330, 401 P.2d 938]; People v. Phillips, 64 Cal.2d 574, 582 [51 Cal.Rptr. 225, 414 P.2d 353]; People v. Washington, supra, at p. 780.)

...

Register or login to access full content



Professors
Professionals
Students