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Just taking part in a crime that resulted in a death not reason for murder charge, state Supreme Court rules

California law formerly allowed murder charges against someone who did not kill anyone or intend to do so but took part in a crime — a street fight, for example — in which death was a “natural and probable consequence.” But a law that took effect last year has changed that, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
Dec 17, 2020

California law formerly allowed murder charges against someone who did not kill anyone or intend to do so but took part in a crime — a street fight, for example — in which death was a “natural and probable consequence.” But a law that took effect last year has changed that, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.