Felony murder rule (Colorado)

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In the state of Colorado, the common law felony murder rule has been codified in Colorado Revised Statutes § 18-3-102. The statute classifies a homicide as first degree murder when committed during one of these predicate felonies:[1]

  • Committing or attempting to commit arson, robbery, burglary, kidnapping, sexual assault, or a class 3 felony sexual assault on a child
  • Or if in the course of one of these crimes or the immediate escape from it, anyone causes the death of a person other than one of the participants

See also


  1. McCarthy, K.E. Felony Murder. Connecticut General Assembly Office of Legislative Research. 13 February 2008