Mar 23, 2016 5:18 PM
Grand jury indicts Michael Younge in shooting death of Manchester's Michael Pittman
MANCHESTER - A grand jury indicted Michael Younge on charges of first-degree murder, second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the shooting death of Michael Pittman on Nov. 3 last year.
According to the conspiracy indictment, Younge was one of three men solicited by another man, Paulson Papillon, to kill Pittman. Also facing charges in Pittman's death are Adrien Stillwell and Nathaniel Smith, also allegedly solicited by Papillon for the murder.
The trio are accused of arming themselves and meeting at the 7-Eleven at 86 S. Main St. before walking to 472 Granite St. where Pittman was shot. After the shooting, they are accused of discarding the gun in a parking lot next to 244 Douglass St.
Pittman, 37, was shot outside his home.
According to the first-degree murder indictment, Younge, 25, of 445 Willow St., along with Stillwell and Smith "purposely" caused Pittman's death by shooting him in the torso.
The second-degree charge is similar but indicates the murder was done "recklessly, manifesting an extreme indifference to the value of human life."