Authors: Skinner, Anderson
Co-authors: Gipson, Bonta, Burke, Medina, Wiener
Current California law states that someone can be held criminally liable for murder if it occurs during a felony they committed, even if they were not present for the actual death. This results in hundreds of people being jailed for murders they didn’t commit. SB 1437 would ensure that a person can only be convicted of felony murder if they were directly involved with the crime and would reduce the number of people unfairly sentenced.