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Convicted Bristol rapist seeks new trial

October 31st, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

The Bristol Herald-Courier is reporting that a Bristol man has filed a motion for a new trial on charges he kidnapped, beat and raped his estranged wife in January 2008.

Doug Young, 49, was sentenced to 50 years in prison in September. That's in addition to a 22-year sentence he received in 2008 after a jury convicted him of a similar offense against Heather Moore, now his ex-wife.

Young's attorney, Brad Sproles, contends the judge allowed evidence from the first case to come into the second trial.

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