Colorado

Colorado does not allow a felony murder charge when a co-perpetrator is killed by a victim or bystander

COLORADO — Not allowing felony murder charges when a co-perpetrator is killed by a victim or bystander was legislated by the Colorado State Legislature

COLORADO – 18-3-102 (1) (b)

Murder in the first degree. A person commits the class 1 felony of murder in the first degree if:

b. acting either alone or with one or more persons, he or she commits or attempts to commit arson, robbery, burglary, kidnapping, sexual assault in the first or second degree as prohibited by section 18-3-402 or 18-3-403, or a class 3 felony for sexual assault on a child as provided in section 18-3-405 (2), or the crime of escape as provided in section 18-8-208, and, in the course of or in furtherance of the crime that he or she is committing or attempting to commit, or of immediate flight therefrom, the death of a person, other than one of the participants, is caused by anyone (felony murder);

Link to the Law — HERE

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