DB: Why Is It Murder?


For this assignment, you will be discussing a scenario involving a break-in and a subsequent murder.


In a paper discuss the following:  Keith lends his car to Jermaine, who drives with two other friends to the home of a marijuana dealer. The three men break into the home, intending to steal a safe full of cash. The drug dealer is unexpectedly at home, however, and in a struggle, Jermaine winds up murdering him.

What rule allows local prosecutors to charge Keith with first-degree murder?

If you were the prosecutor, discuss why you think you’d be successful prosecuting using this rule.


Length: at least 2 double-spaced, 12 pt. font pages, not including title or reference page(s).

Your reference page will contain the title of the reference and links or page numbers where it can be found.