Minnesota man pleads not guilty to brother’s murder
VISTA (CNS) – A Minnesota man accused of beating his younger brother to
death in a fight over noise at their father's San Marcos home pleaded not
guilty Thursday to a charge of murder.
Michael Vincent Young, 56, was ordered held on $1 million bail.
According to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department, the defendant
confronted his 51-year-old sibling, Robb, about 6:30 a.m. Feb. 19 and accused
him of being too noisy at their father's home in the 1700 block of Victoria
An argument and fistfight ensued, and the scuffling brothers wound up in
the front yard, where the younger one was knocked out, sheriff's Lt. Glenn
The defendant went back inside, leaving his younger brother on the
ground. About 40 minutes later, the defendant went outside to check on his
sibling and found he was not breathing, the lieutenant said.
The defendant tried to revive his brother, then flagged down a passing
motorist and asked her to call 911. The woman's husband and paramedics also
tried in vain to save Robb Young, who was declared dead at a hospital.
An autopsy showed the victim, also a Minnesota resident, died of blunt-
force injuries to his head.
Judge Martin Staven scheduled a readiness conference for March 27 and a
preliminary hearing for April 21.