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Felony Murder Rule for Youth Must be Changed

 | Published on 8/20/2019

Editorial boards join the call for long-overdue amendments to Illinois' sweeping felony murder rule, especially as it applies to youth. The opinion pieces followed the Lake County State's Attorney's decision to charge five teens with felony murder after their 14-year-old companion was fatally shot by a homeowner in the course of an apparent car theft.



https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-illinois-felony-murder-law-overreach-20190815-t32kydgywfb6dio3c2mkhd7stu-story.html

https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190817/editorial-drop-the-murder-charges-in-old-mill-creek-case

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/15/20807205/lake-county-states-attorney-gurnee-murder-teenagers-auto-theft-jaquan-swopes