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Molly Young

March 24, 2012. Carbondale, Illinois. After 3am, Molly Young, 21, was contacted by her ex-boyfriend, Richie Minton, because he needed help. Apparently, he was very drunk. She went to his apartment to help him, but just hours later she was dead. At 9am, Richie's roommate, Wesley Romack, called 911. During the call, Richie took over and told dispatch that Molly had overdosed. He would call again a little later to say that he found his gun and that Molly had actually been shot. While an investigation into Molly's death should have cleared up the question of whether she took her own life or was murdered, this case proved to be somewhat complicated. There was evidence that Molly was severely depressed at times. But Richie was a 911 dispatcher for the Carbondale police department and his father, mother, and aunt also worked for the police. Did he get special treatment and benefit of the doubt due to his law enforcement connections?

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Jackson Co. State’s Attonry speaks out on Molly Young case KFVS12 8/12/2013

I-Team reports on the Molly Young Death investigation KFVS12 8/22/2013

I-Team: More questions in Molly Young case KFVS12 2/6/2014

Wrongful death lawsuit filed in Molly Young case KFVS12 7/1/2014

Molly Young Death Investigation State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor 10/31/2014

Report: No charges filed in Molly Young death WPSD Local 6 11/19/2014

No Charges to be filed in the Molly Young case The Southern Illinoisan 11/20/2014

National group using internet to gain support for Molly Young case WPSD Local 6 12/16/2014

First hearing scheduled for wrongful death suit in Molly Young case KFVS12 4/7/2015

Molly Young wrongful death lawsuit thrown out KFVS12 5/12/2015

State police told to turn over Carbondale shooting records WPSD Local 6 7/2/2015

ISP directed to release all photographs from Molly Young case to Young’s father KFVS12 2/11/2016

IL lawmakers hope to pass ‘Molly’s Law in honor of Molly Young KFVS12 2/20/2016

Rauner signs Molly’s Law in Illinois WPSD Local 6 7/19/2016

Crime Watch Daily investigates the controversial death of Molly Young True Crime Daily 11/7/2017

Richie Minton Lawyered Up After Ex’s Death - Then Got Hired by St. Louis Fire Riverfront Times 11/20/2017