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Charges Reduced For Hialeah Girl Charged With Felony Murder

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The young Hialeah woman accused of helping her friend steal a WaveRunner from a Miami Shores house last month won't face a felony  murder charge for his shooting death.

Last month, I wrote about how a 19-year old girl had been charged with felony murder after her boyfriend was shot and killed while attempting to steal a WaveRunner at a Miami Shores home.  The boyfriend was killed by the son of the homeowner.  Click here to read more.

Miami-Dade prosecutors filed a third-degree grand theft charge against the 19-year old after they determined they could not prove a more serious burglary charge, which was needed to sustain the second-degree felony murder charge. 

Under Florida law, anyone who commits certain felonies such as burglary can be held responsible for murder if someone dies during the commission of the crime.

Eric Matheny is a criminal defense attorney serving Miami-Dade and Broward. Contact Attorney Eric Matheny today to discuss your case.