The allegation is that the person killed someone, acted in concert in killing someone, or was involved in a felony murder.
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If someone is charged then they are alleged to have done something. You're not guilty unless convicted.
There's no way to know what they actually did, but if they are charged with what you listed (Murder in the Second Degree), that means that it is alleged that they committed a murder.
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