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Judge Tells Therapist To Talk To Investigators In Mother's Death

A Raleigh therapist has been ordered to speak with the District Attorney's office about what a young mother may have said before she was killed.

Wake Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens ordered Kimball Jane Sargent to speak with investigators. Sargent also has to give documents to the investigators.

Stephens wrote in the order that Kimball Jane Sargent has information which is relevant to the investigation of Michelle Fisher Young's homicide.

Young, who was pregnant, was found beaten to death in her home in early November. Her 2-year-old daughter was found unharmed in the house.

No one has been arrested.

The N-C Board of Licensed Professional Counselors says conversations between a therapist and patient are considered confidential unless a judge orders the therapist to release information. One Durham counselor says there are exceptions, such as when a patient speaks of abusing a child or shares homicidal or suicidal thoughts.


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