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Tag Archives: Felony Murder

Criminal Law: Out-Of-Court Statement-Felony Murder-Merger Doctrine

Where a defendant challenged his convictions following the beating death of a child, the trial court did not abuse its discretion in admitting the out-of-court statements of the victim’s 5-year-old brother because the statements were reliable and admissible under the ...

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Criminal Law: Felony Murder-Motion to Set Aside Conviction-Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Defendant was charged with abuse of a child resulting in death. Pre-trial, defense counsel moved to exclude the victim’s autopsy results. The trial court ruled that the autopsy need not have been performed by a certified child death pathologist and ...

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