Young jury foreman: No doubt there was reasonable doubt
Posted June 29, 2011
Raleigh, N.C. — The foreman of the jury who heard testimony in the murder trial of Jason Young says he doesn't plan to speak about the case.
"There was no doubt in my mind that there was reasonable doubt in this case," George DeMartz said Wednesday, declining further comment about the nearly three-week trial.
A Superior Court judge on Monday declared the case a mistrial after the jury became deadlocked in an 8-4 vote in favor of acquitting Young, who is accused of beating his pregnant wife, Michelle Young, to death.
She was found dead, facedown, in the couple's Wake County home on Nov. 3, 2006. Jason Young has said he was out of town at the time and has denied the charge against him.
It's unclear whether Jason Young will face another trial. Prosecutors are expected to re-evaluate the case before making a decision, Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby said Tuesday.