Other Felony Murder Rule Cases

Lisl Auman
Lisl Auman

Lisl had been handcuffed in the back seat of a police car for 5 to 10 minutes when the fatal shooting occurred. After spending years in prison, Lisl is now free, thanks in part to the late writer, Hunter S. Thompson, who championed her cause. Read about her story's terrifying beginning and happy ending. More info


Brandon Hein
Brandon Hein

Brandon's is a classic, textbook felony murder case that shows how non-perpetrators can be successfully prosecuted and sentenced. Brandon has already served over a decade of a life sentence without parole in a California prison. This felony murder case is well worth some serious study. Read about it on Brandon's very detailed Website. More info

Ryan Holle
Ryan Holle

In Pensacola, Florida, Ryan Holle was convicted and sentenced to life in prison after unsuspectingly lending his car to friends who then used the car in a botched robbery attempt, which ended in murder. More info

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Kenneth Richey

In June 1986, Kenneth Richey was arrested for setting a fire which took the life of a small child. Since then, facts have turned up forged, witnesses have reported that they lied during the trial, and new evidence has turned up in Richey's favor. Richey has been on death row for over 20 years. More info

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Brian Charles Sellers

Brian Charles Sellers, 23, a student at the University of Alabama, was charged with felony murder after a man had heart attack and died after Sellers ostensibly tried to break into his house while naked and drunk. We can find no current information about Sellers, leading us to think felony murder charges may have been dropped. More info

Mitchell
James David Mitchell

Three friends experiment with the prescription drug OxyContin. The victim put a belt around his own arm while allowing his friend to inject him with the drug. The victim died and the friend, James David Mitchell, was charged with felony murder. More info

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Jonathan Miller

A 15-year-old bully is challenged to a fight by a bigger and stronger 13-year-old neighbor. Jonathan struck the boy on the back of the head, severing an artery in the 13-year-old's brain. Two days later the boy was taken off of life support and died. We've all known bullies. Some we known have turned out to be responsible adults. Is a life term for an immature boy justice? More info