Amicus Briefs ~ 2003

Auman v. State, Colo. Sup. Ct., No. 02SC885, filed 6/4/03. In the instant case, the lack of a causal link between the defendant's actions and murder committed by third-party after defendant was already in police custody does not support felony murder conviction; causation must be an element of proof for felony murder because it restricts the reach of the felony murder rule to those cases where defendant's liability is consistent with established principles of criminal responsibility.

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