The final two of three suspects charged in connection with a 2008 fatal shooting of a young woman were both found guilty of murder in Christian Circuit Court this afternoon.
Officials at the Justice Center say Derrick James and Jordan Young, both of Clarksville, were found guilty of murdering 18-year old Shyarra Olavarria on May 31st, 2008 after her lifeless body was found in a remote location off of Carter Road in Oak Grove.
The jury also recommended a 50-year sentence for both James and Young.
The pair will be formally sentenced on January 18th.
A jury previously convicted the other defendant in the case, Kenneth Hudson of Clarksville on complicity to murder charges in November 2010 after he reportedly lured the victim to Carter Road and waited for James and Young to arrive to shoot her to death, though while on the witness stand, Hudson claimed he didn’t know the murder was going to take place.
Hudson was reportedly acting at the will of James, who was angry at the young woman for telling police about a crime that was committed.
Hudson was sentenced to 25 years in prison after a trial two years ago that was upheld by the Kentucky Supreme Court. He will be eligible for parole in 2028.