Special prosecutor to review woman's gun death

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - A special prosecutor will review the case of a 21-year-old southern Illinois woman whose body was found last year in the apartment of a police dispatcher she'd dated.

A Jackson County judge signed off on the request by State's Attorney Mike Carr, who asked for an outside review of the 2012 shooting death of Molly Young.

Earlier this month, Carr said he wasn't prosecuting the case after a coroner's jury said there wasn't enough evidence to determine whether Young's gunshot wound to the head was a suicide, homicide or accidental.

Young's family protested the decision not to prosecute and asked for an independent review.

Carr says he requested a special prosecutor partly to avoid the appearance he has a conflict of interest in investigating the dispatcher who dated Young.

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