Perpetration of Felony Law and Legal Definition

Perpetration of felony means the commission of a felony. A homicide committed in the perpetration of a felony is murder in the first degree. Where the homicide is committed within the res gestae of the felony charged, it is committed in the perpetration of, or attempt to perpetrate, the felony. [Conrad v. State, 75 Ohio St. 52, 69 (Ohio 1906)].