Michelle Young

Retrial of Jason Young scheduled for Jan. 9

Posted September 29, 2011

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— A Superior Court judge in Wake County has set a Jan. 9 date to retry a man accused of beating his pregnant wife to death nearly five years ago.

Jason Young, 37, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 29-year-old Michelle Young, who was found dead in the upstairs bedroom of the couple's Wake County home on Nov. 3, 2006.

His first trial ended in a mistrial in June after a jury couldn't reach a unanimous verdict.

The new trial was scheduled to begin next month, but Judge Donald Stephens delayed it to give a court reporter more time to finish transcribing the original proceedings.

Jason Young, who was arrested in December 2009, has maintained that he was out of town when his wife was killed and that he had no involvement in her death.

Defense attorneys argued that someone else, possibly two people, killed Michelle Young, noting DNA evidence found inside the house didn't match Jason Young and that there was no physical or circumstantial evidence implicating him.

During a routine court hearing Thursday, prosecutors said they plan to present evidence at the new trial that wasn't in the first.

Jason Young, meanwhile, is out of jail on a $900,000 secured bond.

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  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama Sep 30, 2011

    The problem with both the Jason Young and Brad Cooper trials is that they are using actions that people commonly commit to convict both of them.

    If you seriously look at a lot of the actions that were used against both Jason Young and Brad Cooper, most of us would also be guilty of having committed several crimes.

    When you try to convict with innuendo, rumor, gossip, and hearsay; you get a weak case that you can easily poke holes into.

    To get a solid conviction, you must have real evidence and not innuendo, rumor, gossip, and hearsay.

  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama Sep 30, 2011

    "DLTSO, JY said he ate breakfast there that morning, but no one saw him. - tarheel86"

    Seeing that most people are lost in their own little world when they are traveling.

    I doubt anybody could positively identify everybody they saw at Breakfast in the hotel after the fact.

    I know I couldn't.

  • callme4avon Sep 29, 2011

    I really don't think he did it. The vehicles that were at the house that morning is what changed my mind.

  • Screw WrAl Sep 29, 2011

    Oh good grief, not again.

  • tarheel86 Sep 29, 2011

    "7. No witnesses saw him at breakfast the next morning. - tarheel86"

    I travel a lot on business and I rarely eat Breakfast in the Hotel or anywhere else for that matter unless the Breakfast is a business meeting.

    I along with several others are not morning people and not breakfast eaters as well.

    By the way, you'd be surprised how many doors in the hotel you propped up in the evening as you walk through the hotel.

    I'm a Hilton Gold member and a Marriott Silver member.~DontLikeTheSocialistObama

    DLTSO, JY said he ate breakfast there that morning, but no one saw him.

    I stay in hotels, too. Most people who prop their doors open just run down the hall to get ice, a drink, or a snack. They don't prop their doors open to go 4 floors down so they can sit outside and smoke a cigar and read a newspaper, which is what he said he did. It just doesn't ring true with me. A keycard is too easy to slip into your pocket.

  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama Sep 29, 2011

    "7. No witnesses saw him at breakfast the next morning. - tarheel86"

    I travel a lot on business and I rarely eat Breakfast in the Hotel or anywhere else for that matter unless the Breakfast is a business meeting.

    I along with several others are not morning people and not breakfast eaters as well.

    By the way, you'd be surprised how many doors in the hotel you propped up in the evening as you walk through the hotel.

    I'm a Hilton Gold member and a Marriott Silver member.

  • fayncmike Sep 29, 2011

    "That is good news! Maybe this time a jury will get it right.
    tigresspen"

    It sounds like acquittal time to me.

  • dollibug Sep 29, 2011

    ++++Interesting news at 5pm today. Previous trial lasted three weeks and now prosecutors say the new trial will last six weeks.
    Serendipity5

    Well, well, well.....I guess they have double what they had the first time....or maybe they are going to speak slower....

  • Serendipity5 Sep 29, 2011

    Interesting news at 5pm today. Previous trial lasted three weeks and now prosecutors say the new trial will last six weeks.

  • mountainlover Sep 29, 2011

    luvn my veterans: Correct me if I am wrong, because I have not been following the Pttman trial that closely; however, I thought that the prosecution had DNA evidence on him. If I am correct, is that not hard evidence to you? What would have to be presented for you to say that you had "hard evidence." I am not being a smart aleck. I am just curious.

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