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 The felony-murder doctrine, eliminates the requirements of malice and premeditation for first degree murder and provides that a killing is still  murder of the first degree, whether intentional or unintentional, if it is committed in the perpetration of, or the attempt to perpetrate, certain serious felonies, including rape and sodomy as charged in this case. (§ 189; see generally People v. Coefield (1951) 37 Cal.2d 865, 868 [236 P.2d 570].) Such alternative theory to premeditated murder 'was adopted for the protection of the community and its residents, not for the benefit of the lawbreaker . . .' (People v. Chavez (1951) 37 Cal.2d 656, 669 [234 P.2d 632]), and 'was not intended to relieve the wrongdoer from any probable consequences of his act by placing a limitation upon the res gestae which is unreasonable or unnatural.' (People v. Boss (1930) 210 Cal. 245, 252-253 [290 P. 881].) Based on such intent and purpose, the established law of this state 'has never required proof of a strict causal relationship between the felony and the homicide.' (Chavez, supra, 37 Cal.2d at p. 669.) Thus it has been held that '[t]he homicide is committed in the ...

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