Felony murder rule (Arizona)

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For the felony murder rule in all U.S. jurisdictions, see felony murder rule.

Arizona abolished all common law criminal concepts and replaced them with criminal statutes.[1] The felony murder rule survives in Arizona by current statutory law. The felony murder rule holds that a killing of a person occurring in the course of, or in the immediate flight from, the commission of the following crimes is considered murder in the first degree:[2]

A person convicted of murder in the first degree faces possible sentences of life imprisonment or, when aggravating factors exist, the death penalty.[3]