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Convicted Murderer Back in Midland Asking for New Trial

by Victor Lopez
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND--He was sentenced to death for killing two East Texas men.  Now, a Texas death row inmate is back in the Midland County Jail, waiting to find out if he'll get a shot at another trial.

It's been seven years since a Midland jury found then 19 year-old Clinton Lee Young guilty of capital murder.  On Thursday, attorneys filed an appeal in federal court asking for another trial. 
     
Young, who is now 27, faces death by lethal injection, after being convicted for the capital murders of 41-year-old Doyle Douglas and 52-year-old Samuel Petrey and stealing their cars.  Young, reportedly, dumped one of the bodies in a Midland County oil field.

His 2001 arrest stems from a high speed chase with Midland authorities that ended in gun fire.

This is Young's third appeal, after his first two were denied. He says he now has the evidence he needs to prove he's innocent. 

When he was sentenced in April 2003, Young became the youngest inmate on Texas' Death Row.  A date has not been set for his execution.

We will continue to follow the developments of this case and bring you the latest information.

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