Fate of young man accused of murder now in hands of jury

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BENTON COUNTY, Wash. -- The jury is deciding the fate of a young man accused of murdering his friend. Attorneys took their last chance to try to sway the jury one way or another.

19-year-old John Young is charged with first-degree premeditated murder. Prosecutors say Young took the final shot that killed Josh Snapp. But the defense wants jurors to believe he is a good kid who wouldn't have it in him to kill someone.

"He's respectful, he is gentle, he has a good heart, he's protective of people," said defense attorney John Crowley. "That person doesn't really step out of that character. They don't. They don't step out of that character and then begin to plan a murder and then murder somebody. They do not do that."

A second man was already convicted of second-degree murder for his role in the case. He's serving a 23-year sentence.