Man found guilty for murder of homeless woman on near east side

UPDATE – Young received 60 years in prison for the murder of Means.

Original Story:

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An Indianapolis man has been found guilty of murder following the 2016 fatal stabbing of 65-year-old Margaret Means.

Carylon Young was arrested on Dec, 5, 2016 after Means was found dead in the 1400 block of E. Washington St. on Nov. 18. Her body was wrapped in a blanket covered in blood and she was stabbed to death.

Police believe she was homeless at the time of the stabbing. A cooperating witness told investigators that she had been with Means on the day of the murder. The witness stated she observed an argument between Young and Means near the parking lot where Means was later found. The witness attempted to defuse the situation. During the argument, she witnessed Means on the ground and Young standing over her with a knife in his hands. Young then stabbed Means in the neck with the knife.

An autopsy revealed that Means suffered injuries from sharp force penetrating trauma, with a fatal wound to the neck.

On Thursday evening, a jury found Young guilty of murder. A sentencing date is set for March 8.

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