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Representative Justin Slaughter
Senator Robert Peters
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/SB 2292 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.