I love how you US people's use the word Felony as if it all of a sudden makes an act worse that it actually is. Its not a magic word.
The act is as bad as it is. Just because a bureaucrat somewhere decided a different classification should be used to describe it means nothing except more prison time...because of said bureaucrat.
That's not just murder, that's FELONY murder. That person is even more heinously dead now!
He didn't just steal a car, that is FELONY stealing of a car. The car is SOOOO much more stolen.
My penis is not just a normal penis, its a FELONIOUS penis. What does that mean? Its an awful lot longer...