Witnesses Take Stand in Richland Teen's Murder Trial - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Witnesses Take Stand in Richland Teen's Murder Trial

Posted: Updated:
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.

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Regional NewsMore>>

  • Veteran's Meat Locker Helping Those Who Served

    Veteran's Meat Locker Helping Those Who Served

    Friday, November 17 2017 12:30 AM EST2017-11-17 05:30:32 GMT
    Friday, November 17 2017 12:30 AM EST2017-11-17 05:30:32 GMT

    A Montana veteran and his wife have started an organization to help other veterans in the state. They are giving away free meat.

    >>

    A Montana veteran and his wife have started an organization to help other veterans in the state. They are giving away free meat.

    >>
  • U.S. Marshals urging public to report imposter scams to FTC

    U.S. Marshals urging public to report imposter scams to FTC

    Thursday, November 16 2017 3:42 PM EST2017-11-16 20:42:46 GMT

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Marshals want you to know of several nationwide imposter scams from people claiming to be U.S. Marshals, court officers or other law enforcement officials.  During these calls, scammers attempt to collect a fine in lieu of arrest for failing to report for jury duty or other offenses.

    >>

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Marshals want you to know of several nationwide imposter scams from people claiming to be U.S. Marshals, court officers or other law enforcement officials.  During these calls, scammers attempt to collect a fine in lieu of arrest for failing to report for jury duty or other offenses.

    >>
  • Zinke says Democrats holding Interior nominees 'hostage'

    Zinke says Democrats holding Interior nominees 'hostage'

    Friday, November 10 2017 3:19 PM EST2017-11-10 20:19:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is complaining that Senate Democrats are holding the department's nominees "hostage" to a political agenda that includes opposition to his review of presidentially designated monuments. 

    >>

    WASHINGTON - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is complaining that Senate Democrats are holding the department's nominees "hostage" to a political agenda that includes opposition to his review of presidentially designated monuments. In a sharply worded letter to Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, the Senate's No. 2 Democrat, Zinke says it's unfortunate that Democrats have placed holds on four Interior nominees.

    >>