Suspect in Uvalde County Church Bus Wreck Pleads Not Guilty

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Jack Young, the 20 year old Leakey resident who is charged in connection with the March bus wreck that killed 13 people, made his first appearance in court today, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Shackled at the wrist and ankles, Young briefly appeared before a State District Judge in Uvalde, and pled not guilty to all charges.

Young is charged with 13 counts of intoxication manslaughter and manslaugther, and assault with a deadly weapon.  He faces decades in prison if convicted on all charges.

Prosecutors say that Young was under the influence of several types of drugs and was texting when he drifted across the center line of a road near Garner State Park, hitting the First Baptist Church of New Braunfels bus head on.  It was carrying senior citizens home from a conference.  13 people were killed, a 14th was critically hurt.  Young was also injuried.

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