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The Elkhart Four and the Unjust Application of the Felony Murder Rule on Teens

Steve Drizin | Posted 10.04.2013 | Crime
Steve Drizin

Even for adult offenders like 18-year-old Anthony Sparks, the felony murder rule should be constrained, especially in cases where the death of an accomplice was the result of an unpredictable, intervening event.

'Jailing Kids For Cash': Judges' Scandal Rocks Pennsylvania

CNN | Stephanie Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

At a friend's sleepover more than a year ago, 14-year-old Phillip Swartley pocketed change from unlocked vehicles in the neighborhood to buy chips and...