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Lake County case shows why Illinois should abolish the felony murder rule

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The Illinois Legislature should abolish the felony murder law that results in overly harsh treatment of young offenders, writes the author. | AP Photos A conviction for felony murder usually results in youthful offenders being sentenced to extreme periods of incarceration, including for life. Lake County authorities this week charged five teenagers with the murder of their 14-year-old friend...

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