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Young pleads guilty

Harley Quint Young pleaded guilty this week to killing his 4 1/2-month-old daughter in 2002. Young, 22, lived in Garfield County between Glenwood Springs and Carbondale near the Colorado Mountain College turnoff when the killing happened. District Attorney Mac Myers has said Young abused his daughter, Alecsandria Young-Schmid, so badly on Feb. 17, 2002, that she died. Young pleaded guilty on Tuesday. He will be sentenced on Jan. 14. He faces up to 48 years in prison for the killing.Myers could not be reached for comment on Thursday, nor could Young’s public defender, James Conway. Young and his wife, Micah Marie Schmid-Young, 21, were both arrested in Tucumcari, N.M., on March 29 after being on the lam from police. They were then extradited back to Garfield County in April. Schmid-Young is charged with child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury, knowingly or recklessly; and child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury, negligently. Her case was continued until Dec. 16.Schmid-Young is charged with child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury, knowingly or recklessly; and child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury, negligently. Her case was continued until Dec. 16.


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