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Proximate cause theory of liability for felony murder conviction

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Double241dose
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Proximate cause theory of liability for felony murder conviction

How is it possible to charge and convict someone of felony murder using the proximate cause theory of liability based on the death of his/her accomplice at the hands of the victim of the underlying felony? Wouldn't the defense of assumption of risk prevent that? The deceased accomplice assumes the risk of injury or death by knowingly entering into a dangerous situation.

Carmen163
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I am not sure if I understand you correctly. Is this like a scenario where person A asks person B to come along to do a home robbery and then the homeowner shoots person B? Now person A is held accountable, while person B knew all along this was a dangerous setup?