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Judgment hearing set in Michelle Young wrongful death suit

Posted February 16, 2009 6:11 p.m. EST
Updated February 16, 2009 6:22 p.m. EST

— A hearing has been set for March 16 to determine the monetary judgment in a wrongful death lawsuit involving the husband of a slain Wake County woman.

In December, a judge ruled Jason Young was responsible for the Nov. 3, 2006, beating death of his wife, Michelle Young, who was found dead inside their home near Raleigh.

No one has been charged in her death, but Jason Young has been named a suspect in the case.

The civil judgment has nothing to do with guilt or innocence in the criminal case, but it means he won't be able to collect benefits from his wife's insurance policy.

It also means Michelle Young's mother, Linda Fisher, of Sayville, N.Y., will be able to seek compensation that would go Michelle and Jason Young's daughter, Cassidy.

The March 16 hearing is expected to determine how much.

Earlier this month, Jason Young and Fisher reached a settlement in a custody case involving Cassidy. Under that agreement, he will share custody of the child with Michelle Young's sister, Meredith Fisher.