Oregon

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

OREGON — Not allowing felony murder charges when a co-perpetrator is killed by a victim or bystander was legislated by the Oregon State Government

§ 163.115 –Murder

(b)When it is committed by a person, acting either alone or with one or more persons, who commits or attempts to commit any of the following crimes and in the course of and in furtherance of the crime the person is committing or attempting to commit, or during the immediate flight therefrom, the person, or another participant if there be any, causes the death of a person other than one of the participants:

(A)Arson in the first degree as defined in ORS 164.325(Arson in the first degree);

(B)Criminal mischief in the first degree by means of an explosive as defined in ORS 164.365 (Criminal mischief in the first degree);

(C)Burglary in the first degree as defined in ORS 164.225(Burglary in the first degree);

(D)Escape in the first degree as defined in ORS 162.165(Escape in the first degree);

(E)Kidnapping in the second degree as defined in ORS163.225 (Kidnapping in the second degree);

(F)Kidnapping in the first degree as defined in ORS163.235 (Kidnapping in the first degree);

(G)Robbery in the first degree as defined in ORS 164.415(Robbery in the first degree);

(H)Any felony sexual offense in the first degree defined in this chapter;

(I)Compelling prostitution as defined in ORS 167.017(Compelling prostitution); or

(J)Assault in the first degree, as defined in ORS 163.185(Assault in the first degree), and the victim is under 14 years of age, or assault in the second degree, as defined in ORS 163.175 (Assault in the second degree) (1)(a) or (b), and the victim is under 14 years of age; or

Link to the Law — HERE

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