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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court refuses Clinton Lee Young's death-row appeal

Clinton Lee Young
Clinton Lee Young
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from an East Texas man on death row for killing 2 men days apart during a crime trek across the state more than 14 years ago.

The high court made no comment Monday in its decision on the appeal from 32-year-old Clinton Lee Young.

The ruling upholds a federal appeals court's rejection last summer of arguments that Young had deficient legal help at his 2002 trial in Midland and that prosecutors improperly withheld evidence.

Young, from Ore City in Upshur County, was convicted and condemned for the November 2001 fatal shootings of Doyle Douglas in Longview and then Samuel Petrey a day or 2 later in a Midland oil field after carjacking him in Eastland, about 53 miles east of Abilene.

Source: Associated Press, March 21, 2016

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