Felony murder was already on the table when one of their accomplices was killed in the burglary of the Capitol. Setting aside my personal feelings about felony murder, they’ve met the definition since the first day.
And with the issue I am dealing with at work, “can be caused” is not going to be enough for the people suing the insurance company to get the auto policy to cover the E/R visit. They need to show it was the cause. With a medical expert of their own. The insurer had their expert, the family of the deceased don’t.
So it comes down to a burden of proof/causation situation
Capitol murder. But, less snarkily, yes: “felony murder” or murder in the third degree. As in, not premeditated.
It is horrible. A horrible way to go, and I am sorry. For your loss and your/his other loved ones.
My father in law was simply walking to the mailbox, tripped and hit his head on the street. Subdural hematoma and massive brain injury. He was rushed into surgery within minutes and they tried their best. We had the best neurologists in the area on the case, since he himself was a doctor and well-connected. He lingered for about two weeks (utter hell for our family) and then finally passed away after our decision to remove supplemental oxygen. I mean no hyperbole that this was hell.
For this police officer, I heard he was hit by a fire extinguisher. A subdural hematoma is the most likely explanation. I hope they have security footage and catch the criminal who did this.