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Witnesses Take Stand in Richland Teen's Murder Trial

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The first witnesses took the stand Wednesday in John Young's murder trial. Young is accused of killing 17-year-old Joshua Snapp in the desert near Horn Rapids last 4th of July. The first witnesses took the stand Wednesday in John Young's murder trial. Young is accused of killing 17-year-old Joshua Snapp in the desert near Horn Rapids last 4th of July.
KENNEWICK, WA - The first witnesses took the stand Wednesday in John Young's murder trial. Young is accused of killing 17-year-old Joshua Snapp in the desert near Horn Rapids last 4th of July. 

Witnesses mostly explained the logistics of that day whenYoung was arrested and Snapp's body was found.

But officers also shared some emotional statements Young made throughout the day.

Officers from the Benton County Sheriff's Office and Richland Police described how Young contacted police from a Benton Vity mini mart to say his friend Joshua Hunt shot Snapp.

Then witnesses described how officers took Young to the desert where Snapp's body was found and then later to  jail.
 
A Richland police officer shared several statements Young said under his supervision that day, describing his role in the shooting.

Officer Scott Lien told the jury Young said, "I didn't have to do it. I feel so bad it was someone's life."

A Benton County sergeant described Young as emotional that morning and crying.

And said Young told him he couldn't believe his friend Joshua Hunt killed another human being.

Joshua Hunt was found guilty of second degree murder in February and sentenced to over 23 years for his part in Snapp's killing.

Young's trial will continue on Monday after the Easter holiday.

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