Issue: Whether the petty offense of escape can form the predicate crime for felony murder?
Reasoning: Essentially, the Court of Appeals looked at the cop who died, and found some way, some how, on some level of reality, that a petty offense can be the predicate crime for felony murder. Why? Because the statute lists the word 'escape' as one possible predicate for felony murder. No other reasoning necessary to explain how a petty offense equates to a felony.
link to People v. Stovall here.