Search warrants, affidavits released in North Carolina slaying

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Newly released documents show that the DNA in blood spatter near where the body of a pregnant mother was found in her home matched that of the woman's husband.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that the blood spatter was found on a bedroom wall near the body of 29-year-old Michelle Young. The documents made public Monday show that the DNA in that spatter matched that of Young's husband, Jason Young.

No one has been charged in the case. The office of Jason Young's attorney, Roger W. Smith Jr. of Raleigh, said Smith was out of town until Wednesday. It's not known whether Smith still represents Young.

Michelle Young was five months pregnant when she was found beaten to death on Nov. 3, 2006, in the couple's home south of Raleigh.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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