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Oct 18, 2016

Michael Young is Dead at 61; Acclaimed Senior Counsel Suspected to Have Committed Suicide

Michael Young

Senior Counsel Michael Young, a well-known and brilliant legal mind is dead at age sixty-one.  He is the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  The shocking news of his untimely death wracked family and friends at home and abroad, as well as colleagues in the legal fraternity.  Senior Counsel Young was also a member of the United Democratic Party’s Central Executive and served as its legal counsel.  He also represented government in a number of high profile cases and was one of the top notch attorneys for B.T.L.  Young was at work this morning at his law firm on Regent Street and went home for lunch. But sometime after one o’clock this afternoon, officers attached to Precinct Four were summoned to his residence in Bella Vista where the lawyer was found dead inside his home.  While police would not confirm what transpired, News Five was reliably informed that Young had taken his own life inside the bathroom. And according to reports, his licensed firearm was found nearby. We were also made to understand that an employee of Young’s Law admitted to observing a difference in Young’s behavior at work, stating that he wasn’t quite himself in the past few days.  While it is uncertain what may have led to the former chair of the Crime Commission committing suicide, Senior Superintendent Linden Flowers says that no stone is being left unturned in determining what transpired today.

 

Sr. Supt. Linden Flowers, O.C., Precinct Four, Eastern Division North

“Behind me we are processing the scene [involving] Mr. Michael Young, senior counsel; where Mr. Young was injured as a result of an incident at the residence.”

 

Isani Cayetano

“Can you confirm that he is fatally injured?”

 

Linden Flowers

Sr. Supt. Linden Flowers

“My information so far is that he is seriously injured, seriously injured.  I arrived here on the scene about thirty-five minutes ago and my detectives, along with other detectives from the main Eastern Division North is on the scene.  I have no immediate contact with them.  I have not gotten any confirmation, when I arrived here [I learned] that Mr. Michael Young is injured at his residence.”

 

Isani Cayetano

“Is this a self-inflicted wound?  Was he the victim of an intrusion?  Can you share with us?”

 

Sr. Supt. Linden Flowers

“I have set in place a cordon to look into all of those.  I cannot confirm at this time whether it is an intruder or if it is self-inflicted or it is someone inside of the house.  My detectives will give me those information which I will pass on to the media.”

 

Reporter

“Sir, has the police spoken to the family?  Do they know his whereabouts this morning before all of this happened?”

 

Sr. Supt. Linden Flowers

“I do not have that information as to his whereabouts into this morning but I know that we are investigating this situation.”

 

Reporter

“Can you say where on his body he has been injured?”

 

Sr. Supt. Linden Flowers

“I cannot say that at this time.  I know after I sent my detectives in that it was a serious injury.”

 

Reporter

“Sir, we just saw the police let in Doctor Mario Estradabran if I’m not mistaken.  A medical examiner suggests that the injury was fatal.”

 

Sr. Supt. Linden Flowers

“I did not see Doctor Estradabran.  I did not see Doctor Estradabran.  I also know that another medical practitioner has been summoned to the scene and is undergoing [procedures] right now.  I cannot confirm that Doctor Mario Estradabran is there…. To the best of my knowledge calls came in through the 911 call center to the police.  That is where I was alerted from.”

 

Reporter

“More or less what time did that call come in?”

 

Sr. Supt. Linden Flowers

“It came near about an hour, hour and a half ago.”

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1 Response for “Michael Young is Dead at 61; Acclaimed Senior Counsel Suspected to Have Committed Suicide”

  1. Belizean Pride says:

    a suicide is not a joke thing and we should never point fingers to the victim of such case. we never walk in his shoes to say why he did it. It’s a pity that a mother and children have been left behind to scar for the rest of their lives. I guess when a family sees things of suicide threats a counseling should be sought.
    My condolence to his direct family and friends hoping that the investigation leads to the case and give the grieving family closure.

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