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WRONGFUL DEATH SUIT FILED IN MOLLY YOUNG CASE, JACKSON COUNTY

Posted by on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 @ 8:55 am.

JACKSON CO., Ill.---A wrongful death civil case has been filed in Jackson County against the man who was the last to see Molly Young alive.

Molly Young

Molly Young

Larry Young, Molly's father, filed the "L" case in Jackson County Circuit Court yesterday (June 30, 2014), listing as his respondent Richie Minton, Molly's former boyfriend and the man in whose room the 21-year-old was found deceased with a single gunshot wound to the left side of her head on March 24, 2012 in Minton's Carbondale apartment. Nearby was a large-caliber handgun, which belonged to Minton. Molly was right-handed and unfamiliar with weapons. The crime scene was contaminated when police allowed Minton to change clothes before talking to him...and then, only briefly. Minton lawyered up, and because his parents are in the law enforcement/emergency responders field---and Minton himself working as a dispatcher at the time for Carbondale police---he was shown preferential treatment and was NEVER interviewed.

Disclosure has carefully covered the case since almost the day it occurred, joining forces with Monica Zukas last summer to help Larry Young put pressure on local authorities in Jackson County to examine the death of his daughter---which a coroner's jury refused to rule a suicide, the popular "official" story up until late January 2013---and hopefully intensify the investigation itself, even lauding the local state's attorney's office when he opted to appoint a special prosecutor to look into it.

Richie Minton

Richie Minton

But, nothing has come of that. And, up against a time deadline (three years to file if evidence was altered, tampered with or suppressed in the case, the latter of which was), Young needed to make a decision: to file wrongful death against the one he believed was responsible for taking his daughter's life.

Richie Minton was scheduled for a hearing in his DUI case in Jackson County dating back to last year, this at 9 a.m. this morning. He was to have been served summons in the civil suit while at that hearing.

Larry Young is being represented by Charles Stegemeyer, the attorney working with another family, the Varugheses, whose son lost his life in February of this year in Carbondale, and police actively attempted to cover up that death, much as they did Molly's.

Details of all of it to come...keep watching.

 

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