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Blood linking Jason Young lacking, agent says

Posted February 14, 2012
Updated February 15, 2012

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— A crime scene agent testified Tuesday in the murder trial of Jason Young that, despite the bloody crime scene he found on the second floor of Jason and Michelle Young's Wake County home, he found little blood elsewhere in the house and none whatsoever at other places where the investigation led him.

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Jason Young, 37, was arrested in December 2009 in connection with his pregnant wife's beating death. He is on trial for a second time after a jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict in his first trial last summer.

Michelle Young was found facedown in front of Jason Young's closet in the master bedroom on Nov. 3, 2006.

Testifying Monday Michael Galloway, an investigations supervisor with the City-County Bureau of Investigation, said that there were bloody footprints and shoeprints all over the upstairs floor and that it appeared to him that someone had moved Michelle Young's body to get into Jason Young's closet, which likely had been closed during the attack.

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Despite all the blood, he said Tuesday, numerous items, including the drains of the sinks in the house and items in Jason Young's white Ford Explorer, had no blood on them. The only exception was blood discovered on the knob of a door leading from the Youngs' house to their garage.

Defense attorneys say their client was out of town on business, that there is no physical evidence linking him to the crime and that the case has not been solved.

Prosecutors, however, contend that Jason Young's marriage was in trouble and that he did not want to be married anymore.

They allege that he traveled to Hillsville, Va., about three hours from Raleigh, checked into a Hampton Inn hotel and then returned to Raleigh to commit the crime.

Jason and Michelle Young Blood linking Young lacking, agent says

Hotel employees testified to finding an emergency door propped open with a landscaping rock and a security camera in the same hallway unplugged and later pointing toward the ceiling during the time that the state says Jason Young would not have been at the hotel.

Galloway testified that he visited the hotel on Nov. 4, 2006, and found no forensic evidence there either. It was unlikely though, he said, since the room had been cleaned after Young checked out.

Galloway returned to the hotel on two other occasions to test investigators' theories about how Jason Young might have been able to get in and out of the hotel and his room unnoticed and without having to use his electronic key card, which a hotel maintenance employee testified had been used only once.

He was also present on Nov. 7, 2006, when investigators had Jason Young strip naked and photographed him for any injuries that might have occurred during the course of his wife's beating death.

With the exception of a bruise in the nail of the big toe of Jason Young's left foot, Galloway said, he didn't observe any other bruises, scratches or cuts on Young's body.

Wake County sheriff's investigator Al Sternberg also testified Tuesday. He searched through documents found at the Young home in an effort to provide a complete financial picture of the family.

Among the items Sternberg said he found that were of interest to investigators was a greeting card postmarked Oct. 7, 2006, from Orlando, Fla., where Jason Young has admitted to being with another woman on his Oct. 10 wedding anniversary.

Sternberg also showed jurors a suitcase belonging to Jason Young that investigators seized when he returned to the Triangle on Nov. 3, 2006.

Sternberg testified that the dark-colored shirt that Jason Young was seen wearing in hotel security images on Nov. 2, 2006, was not in the suitcase, which contained other pieces of clothing and a packet of condoms.


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  • Country Girlz Have MORE fun Feb 22, 2012

    he planned this well.

  • bitsyfae1 Feb 15, 2012

    I never said he expressly used PPE devices himself. I'm saying that if he interacted with medical professionals in medical settings he could have easily acquired such coverings.

  • All the People Feb 15, 2012

    "And you and others refuse to admit that he could have done it. You are convinced of his innocence."

    That is where we disagree. I do not refuse that he could have done it, in fact I think most likely he did. I along with I assume most of the others, just do not think there is enough evidence to convict him of being guilty. It is not a line where you are either guilty or not guilty the line is guilty or reasonable doubt, and there is a big difference between reasonable doubt and innocent.

  • TAILG8R2000 Feb 15, 2012


    Computer searches prior to Michelle Young's murder (all of the following is directly from the court docs):

    -Real Estate searches and owner list information for Jason Young and the 5108 Birchleaf Drive address -Searches for Michelle Money and Michelle Money Florida -Eric Rudolph -Free porn movies -Ischemia (NOTE: this is defined as a decrease in the blood supply to a bodily organ, tissue, or part, caused by constriction or obstruction) -Prudential Properties Sowerby -Gay bar and gay bars in New York City -Opportunity -Anatomy of a knockout -Head trauma knockout -Divorce -Right posterior parietal occipital region (NOTE: back of the head)

    Also from court documents:

    There were approximately 980 phone calls and texts between Jason Young and Michelle Money between October 4, 2006 and November 3, 2006. He called Michelle Money at 7:49am on November 3, 2006 (didn't call his wife that morning). According to phone records on the days he called Michelle Money, he called her

  • n ter tained Feb 15, 2012

    Furthermore, I go out of town quite a bit on business. I always ensure that I use my room key to access the room and the building. I am a smoker, so I will go out and smoke, but, I don't prop the door.

    I also (because I am paranoid by nature), call home frequently, say goodnight to my spouse, even if it's late when I get to my room, call first thing in the morning, and make sure that I speak to people.

  • n ter tained Feb 15, 2012

    And just out of interest what would you tell the police that Jason Young didn't? Would you insist that you were 180 miles away and could prove it? per affirmativediversity

    Based on what I have read, a heck of a lot more than JY apparently did. I would CERTAINLY answer any questions they had and volunteer info they didn't to ensure I didn't get indicted if I were innocent. I would also do so with an attorney present, given that's my right, but if I had nothing to hide.

    What would YOU do, affirmativediversity? You're innocent. You going to clam up and not cooperate?

  • abylelab -BT- Feb 15, 2012

    ++ That means he readily had access to various pharmaceuticals and impervious PPE's.bitsyfae1++

    he dealt with medical devices. doubtful that he would be working on them or giving presentations on them in an area where "ppe" would be required.

    also, ppe is used to protect the person wearing it, where as most hospital garments (ie shoe covers) are used to protect the patient and environment, and are not actually ppe.

  • forautumn Feb 15, 2012

    "Would you insist that you were 180 miles away and could prove it?"


  • forautumn Feb 15, 2012

    "You and others refuse to believe there are other possibilites and force each item to fit because you are convienced of guilt."

    And you and others refuse to admit that he could have done it. You are convinced of his innocence.

  • forautumn Feb 15, 2012

    "The problem with your "combination of many" theory is everything you point to are things that almost everyone does...ie. leave their hotel room after they check in (who doesn't do that)...turn your cell phone off when you settle in for the night...call your mistress when you are out of town and away from your wife...leave the next morning using the front door of the hotel...go straight to your first meeting because you are running late...get a lawyer when the police accuse you of murdering your wife (even though you've already proven to them that you were 180 miles away at the time)"

    Well, first thing...I don't use a rock to prop open a door, I use my key.
    I don't go in one door, out the other.
    To this day, I sleep with my cell phone on....would have been more likely to do that if I left a pregnant wife at home alone.
    I would cooperate w/police(with a lawyer present) if my wife was killed.
    I would not be researching blunt force trauma.
    I would not be having an affair.
    And, MY W