A 37-year-old woman from Upper Marlboro, Maryland who worked as a legislative liaison and special assistant to the president recently resigned following allegations of a violent incident involving her boyfriend, a Capital police officer.
A charge of first degree murder is always a felony in Maryland. The state applies the felony murder rule in cases like this. This means that the prosecution believes that a specific murder was committed or was attempted while committing or attempting to commit another crime. However, many Maryland residents may not understand what these crimes or felonies are. So here is a quick look at exactly what kinds of felonies may lead to a first degree murder charge in the state.