Friday, Aug. 17, 2012
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) -- A Holly Hill teen is getting 35 years in prison for the shooting death of a man on the South Carolina State University campus.
The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reports that Circuit Judge Ed Dickson sentenced 17-year-old Julian Young to prison, calling the death a senseless act.
After a two-day trial, a jury decided Young shot Jonathan Bailey during a drug deal last year in a university parking lot.
Defense attorney Virgin Johnson argued no gun was produced and no testimony showed that his client actually shot Bailey. Johnson asked for a directed verdict of not guilty and a new trial, but the judge rejected the requests.
Ray Anthony Alston of Charleston is also charged with murder in the case, but he has not yet been tried.
(Copyright 2012, The Associated Press)