Carr Responds To Criticism About Young Case

The Molly Young case is garnering national attention, so Jackson County State’s Attorney Mike Carr says he felt compelled to publically address the ongoing investigation.

Carr reiterated at yesterday’s press conference that there was not enough evidence to seek criminal charges against anyone.

“To bring any charge against a citizen in our country, our system of justice requires that the prosecutor be rational, and ignore conjecture, frustration, emotion and speculation. Decisions to prosecute must be based upon the evidence, not rumors or political pressure.”

He did not specifically mention Richie Minton, the former boyfriend of Young and current Carbondale dispatcher that called 911 after Young was found dead from a gunshot wound in Minton’s apartment.

Carr also said that a Freedom of Information Act officer improperly reported that the case was closed when it wasn't. This was after Larry Young, Molly's father, requested evidence from the case.

Carr says he will not seek a special prosecutor or investigator in the case.

A spokesman for Molly Young's family says they will review Carr's comments before issuing a response.

Jackson County State's Attorney Mike Carr discusses the Molly Young case with the media. Audio picks up halfway through his opening paragraph.

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