Young Found Guilty For Pregnant Wife's Murder

A Wake County jury has found a Raleigh man guilty of beating his pregnant wife to death in 2006 and then establishing an elaborate alibi to cover his tracks.

Jason Young was convicted of killing 29-year-old Michelle Young, who was five months pregnant with the couple's second child. It was Young's second trial after a jury deadlocked last year.

Prosecutors cast the 37-year-old Young as a cheating and abusive husband who drove nearly 200 miles to check into a Virginia hotel before returning home and murdering his wife while their toddler daughter watched. A convenience store clerk testified she sold Young a tank of gas as he returned to Virginia before dawn to attend a business meeting.

The first-degree murder conviction ensures a sentence of life without parole.

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  • by ThankingGod on Mar 8, 2012 at 10:19 AM
    I'm so glad he was found guilty!! His daughter will tell the story in it's entirety someday. How dare he go to Va, turn around and drive back to NC to kill his wife, and stop for gas on the way back to Va and think he would get away with it!! God will take care of him!
  • by Mom Location: nc on Mar 6, 2012 at 03:13 PM
  • by MC Jamal Location: mean streets on Mar 6, 2012 at 12:23 PM
    Man this is news,the first trial there are 8 jurors that want to acquit now he is found guilty.Wow I thought that only happened on my side of the street,this prosecutor must have hand picked a jury this time.
  • by Awesome on Mar 6, 2012 at 10:21 AM
  • by 40some on Mar 6, 2012 at 07:07 AM
    Put him to death.
  • by So Happy on Mar 6, 2012 at 05:16 AM
    I am so happy the jury got it right this time!

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