New warrant filed in Michelle Young murder

December 2, 2008 9:00:00 PM PST
Wake County detectives filed a new warrant Wednesday in their investigation of the murder of Michelle Young. They want to look into her husband Jason's Yahoo email account.Michelle Young was found beaten to death in her home in Raleigh in November 2006. The 29-year-old was five months pregnant, and her 2-year-old daughter was found with the body.

Authorities have never labeled Jason Young a suspect, but this is not the first time they've asked to search his computer records.

"Upon review of the investigation thus far, and due to his lack of cooperation, Jason Young's participation in his wife's murder cannot be ruled out," said the lead investigator in the warrant filed Wednesday.

Just this week, Young missed the deadline for answering a civil lawsuit that accuses him of killing her. Legal experts say the failure to respond means the court may be able to consider the allegations in that suit as fact.

Young's mother-in-law believes he killed her pregnant daughter Michelle. And when he missed the deadline for responding to Linda Fisher's lawsuit, Fisher's attorneys say he convicted himself.

But by not responding to the civil suit, Young also avoided having to answer any questions under oath.


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