- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina’s highest court has set a date to hear arguments over whether a Raleigh man convicted by jurors of killing his pregnant wife in 2006 should get a new trial.

Local media outlets report that the state Supreme Court has scheduled a hearing over the case of Jason Lynn Young for May 19.

Last year, the Court of Appeals vacated Young’s 2012 first-degree murder conviction for the death of his wife, Michelle, because it said the trial judge shouldn’t have allowed evidence about a wrongful death lawsuit and a child custody complaint. Young remains behind bars.

The three-judge Court of Appeals ruling was unanimous, so the Supreme Court wasn’t obligated to review the case.

An earlier trial ended in a mistrial when the jury deadlocked.


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