The lawyers have different names for it in different places, but most people call it felony murder. Prosecutors: 2 Charged After Robbery Accomplice Killed
They thought it would be a good idea to rob an occupied home. They were wrong.
Police said the three were trying to force their way into an Independence home around 2 a.m. Wednesday when they were confronted by the home’s residents. Police said Lockhart pointed a gun at one of the residents, who then shot the teen. Lockhart was later found dead outside the house.
The two would-be bad-guys who are not dead have been charged with Second Degree Murder in addition to first-degree attempted robbery and armed criminal action.
I'm guessing this isn't how they expected things to work out.