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Teenager Murder Trial Delayed until November

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- A 19-year-old Richland teen charged with 1st Degree Murder won't go on trial until this fall.

Joshua Hunt is accused of murdering 17-year-old Joshua Snapp on July 4th near the Horn Rapids Off-Road vehicle park in Richland.  Hunt's attorney, Shane Silverthorn of Ellensburg, says he needs more time to review the evidence and to interview witnesses.

Another Richland teenager, 19-year-old John Young is also charged with Snapp's murder.

Young told investigators that after partying together, the three teens went to smoke marijuana after a party.  An argument broke out about Snapp being an informant and owing money to Hunt.

County prosecutor Andy Miller says Hunt and Young took turns shooting Snapp in the chest and head.

Hunt's trial is set for November 4th. 

Both Hunt and Young have pleaded not guilty.  They are being held on $250,000 bail in the Benton County jail.

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