Richland 19-year-old gets 31 years in prison

  • Fri May 2nd, 2014 3:46pm
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Associated Press

KENNEWICK — A 19-year-old Richland man who fired the final shot at a wounded teen in Richland because he couldn’t stand to watch him twitch has been sentenced to 31 years in prison.

The Tri-City Herald reportsJohn C.I. Young was sentenced Friday, one week after a Benton County Superior Court jury convicted him of first-degree murder with a firearm.

The jury found Young acted with premeditated intent in Joshua Snapp’s death. Snapp was shot three times after he went with Young and Joshua H. Hunt to a secluded spot near Horn Rapids on the Fourth of July.

Hunt was convicted in February of second-degree murder with a firearm. The jury could not agree on the higher charge of first-degree murder. The 20-year-old was sentenced to 23 years in prison.

Hunt had accused Snapp of being a thief and told friends he would kill him.