Richland teen's murder trial moved to February

Tri-City HeraldOctober 7, 2013 

A 19-year-old Richland man accused of fatally shooting his friend on July 4 won’t face a jury until after the new year.

Joshua H. Hunt waived his right to a speedy trial Monday so the trial could be moved to Feb. 10. Benton County prosecutors agreed to the delay.

Hunt and co-defendant John C.I. Young, 18, are charged with first-degree murder in Benton County Superior Court. Young’s trial is March 3.

Prosecutors claim the friends killed Josh Snapp, 17, after an all-night party in Richland.

Police got word of the slaying after an employee at a gas station called 911, saying a man in the store — later identified as Young — was reporting that someone had been shot.

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