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Representative Justin Slaughter
In Illinois, a person can be charged and convicted of first-degree murder—a conviction that carries a minimum sentence of twenty years and, under certain circumstances, a maximum sentence of natural life—even if they did not actually kill the victim or intend to commit the murder.
HB 1615 would bring Illinois into alignment with the majority of states and that have a felony murder statute. The bill:
The bill was introduced in the House on February 2, 2019.