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Teenage Murder Case Moves into New Year

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On Tuesday, we will start to get a better idea of what prosecutors say happened last summer when a Richland teenager was shot to death. On Tuesday, we will start to get a better idea of what prosecutors say happened last summer when a Richland teenager was shot to death.

RICHLAND, WA - On Tuesday, we will start to get a better idea of what prosecutors say happened last summer when a Richland teenager was shot to death.

Prosecutors and defense lawyers will argue in Benton County Court what evidence will be allowed in the trial of 18-year-old John Young. Richland police arrested Young on the Fourth of July. Prosecutors say Young and another teenager, 19-year old Josh Hunt, murdered Joshua Snapp, 17, in a remote area of Horn Rapids.

According to initial court documents, Detectives say Young and Hunt took turns shooting Snapp in an argument stemming from drugs and money.

Afterwards, police say one of the young men told a gas station clerk to call 9-1-1 and report a shooting at highway 2-40 and Beardsley road.

Police say they found Snapp's body shortly after.

Officers say Hunt and Young lured Snapp into the desert to smoke marijuana and then confronted Snapp about possibly being an informant and owing them money.

Police say Hunt and Young shot Snapp in the chest and head.

 

 

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