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Sharp County Jury Returns Guilty Verdict in Murder Trial of Woman

JULY 21, 2006 - Posted at 5:00 p.m. CDT

 

ASH FLAT, AR - After a jury trial that began on Tuesday in Sharp County Circuit Court, a jury this afternoon returned with a guilty verdict against 34-year-old Leslie Young on capital murder charges in the January 2 stabbing death of 38-year-old Stephen Furr of Cave City.

The jury of six men and four women deliberated for almost four hours before returning with verdicts of guilty of capital murder, aggravated robbery, attempted arson and two counts of theft. 

Young has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder conviction, 40 years imprisonment for robbery, a total of 13 years on the theft convictions and 90 days for attempted arson.  All sentences are to run consecutively for a term of life in prison without parole plus 53 years and 90 days. 

Young and her husband, William Young, were arrested on January 3 for Furr's murder.  William Young remains in the Sharp County jail awaiting his own trial. 

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