Grand Jury Charges Richard Young with 1st Degree Murder in Death of 80-Year-Old Grady Wright

By  //  February 27, 2018

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investigation began on February 17, 2017

A Brevard County Grand Jury has indicted 35-year-old, Richard Glen Young of Titusville, above, charging him with 1st Degree Premeditated Murder in the homicide of 80-year-old Grady White. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A Brevard County Grand Jury has indicted 35-year-old, Richard Glen Young of Titusville, charging him with 1st Degree Premeditated Murder in the homicide of 80-year-old Grady Wright.

Brevard County Sheriff’s Office PIO Tod Goodyear said Young was taken into custody by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday evening.

“Young was located at the Bridges of Cocoa, a detention facility, where he was in the custody of the Department of Corrections, serving a work-release sentence for an unrelated incident,” said Goodyear.

Young was transported to the Brevard County Jail Complex where he remains on a No Bond status.

According to Goodyear, the investigation began on February 17, 2017, after deputies responded to 3535 Sunset Avenue in Scottsmoor, at approximately 10:30 p.m.

A Brevard County Grand Jury has indicted 35-year-old, Richard Glen Young of Titusville, charging him with 1st Degree Premeditated Murder in the homicide of 80-year-old Grady Wright, above.

“The response was initiated after a 9-1-1 call was received stating that a friend had discovered the deceased body of Mr. Wright,” said Goodyear.

“The friend advised that they went to the residence to check on Mr. Wright after he failed to show for a planned dinner. An autopsy was conducted by the Brevard County Medical Examiner who determined the death to be a homicide.”

The investigation revealed that Young, who owns a tree service, was at the victim’s house trimming trees on the day of the homicide. Witness statements along with evidence collected at the scene and during the investigation implicated Young.

This evidence was presented to the Grand Jury on Tuesday, where an indictment was returned.

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