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People v. Hickman
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The police surprised a group emerging from a burglary and gave chase. One officer believed another officer to be one of the suspects, and shot and killed him. Defendant, one of the burglars, was tried for murder. The State requested an instruction on felony murder, but the court declined. The State appealed.
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