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Teen Murder Suspects Plead Not Guilty, Victim's Family Gets Support

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- The two teenage murder suspects accused of killing 17-year-old Joshua Snapp appeared in court Wednesday.

Eighteen-year-old John Young and 19-year-old Joshua Hunt both pleaded not guilty to first degree murder charges Wednesday morning in Benton County court.

Young and Hunt are suspected of killing Snapp in the desert on July 4th.

Attorneys set a tentative trial date of August 26th, but admit the case will likely get pushed back.

Wednesday, Snapp's father spoke out about the overwhelming community support following his son's murder.

"Our family is grieving heavily over the loss of Joshua, we really appreciate how the community has reached out with their love and support and prayers."

If you'd like to support the family, you can visit any Gesa Credit Union branch and make a donation to the Josh Snapp account.

Donations will be accepted at any Gesa branch for the next six months.