Criminal Justice: What Is Felony Murder?

Linda Epping, 8, was afflicted with a rare, virulent form of cancer. Specialists said that removal of her left eye and all surrounding tissue was the only way to save her life. After her frightened parents heard that news in Los Angeles in 1961, they were understandably interested, they said, when Chiropractor Marvin Phillips declared: "I can cure your child without surgery, absolutely."

For 23 days, Dr. Phillips plied the child with weird substances, including massive doses of desiccated ox bile and extract of beef eye. Four months later, Linda was dead of cancer. When Dr. Phillips submitted a bill...

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