Jury in Murder Trial in Deliberations
A jury is now deciding the fate of Richland teen John Young, on trial for the murder of 17-year-old Joshua Snapp.
Some of the prosecution's final words to the jury before it made its way into deliberations were that Young sat with Josh Hunt, who is already convicted in this killing, and talked about how many bullets it would take to kill Snapp.
Benton County Prosecutor Andy Miller said it was also Young's idea as to where to do it, which was in the desert near Horn Rapids in Richland.
Defense Attorney John Crowley said Young only wanted to go out there to smoke marijuana and never thought it would end the way it did.
Miller also said in an interview with detetctives, Young admitted to teaching hunt how to use the gun.
Miller even asked the question, "If Young hadn't shown Hunt how to use the gun, would Snapp still be alive?"
Crowley said many gun users show others how to use a gun, like any other individual who has a skill that they want to share.
Crowley said that doesn't make Young responsible.
The defense also said Young did in fact fire the gun but it cannot be proven beyond a resonable doubt that Young's shot was one of the three bullets that hit Snapp.
We will of course bring you the verdict as soon as it is delivered.