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Jury recommends death for man convicted in Tuscumbia capital murder case

Benjamin Young (Source: Colbert County Sheriff's Office) Benjamin Young (Source: Colbert County Sheriff's Office)
COLBERT COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A Colbert County jury has recommended the death penalty one day after returning a guilty verdict against one of the capital murder suspects in a 2016 shooting death, according to our news partner at the Times Daily.

Benjamin Young, 30, was found guilty of capital murder, first-degree assault, and shooting into an occupied vehicle.

Young is accused of killing 19-year-old Ki-Jana Ray Freeman in Tuscumbia on March 1, 2016. Investigators believe he was meeting someone to purchase an Xbox, based on text messages on their phones. Another teen was also injured in the shooting.

He was also involved in a high-speed chase that lead officers into Lawrence County on March 4.

[READ MORE: Tennessee officials confirm man involved in chase as murder suspect]

Sentencing will begin Thursday morning. Chief Assistant Colbert County District Attorney Kyle Brown said the state will seek the death penalty.

[READ MORE: 5th suspect charged in 2016 murder of Shoals 19-year-old]

Read more at the Times Daily.

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