A Michigan mother tried to fight back her tears when she accused the man accused of killing and breaking up her daughter in 2018 on the first day of his trial.
Kristine Young, the mother of Ashley Young, 31, whose torso was found in December 2018 in the basement of a Grand Rapids house rented by Jared Chance, was the first to testify in his trial on Tuesday.
Young told jury members that her daughter & # 39; always believed that everyone was good & # 39 ;.
The grieving mother remembered tears on how to meet her daughter in Kalamazoo on Thursday, November 29, 2018, to co-sign with Ashley & # 39; s new apartment, according to WZZM.
She said she was worried when she heard nothing from her daughter on Thursday 29 November.
The next day, November 30, Young told jury members that she had called Chance and left him a message.
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Kristine Young (photo), the mother of Ashley Young, 31, reportedly murdered and dismembered by Jared Chance, 30, in November 2018, was the first to testify in his trial on Tuesday in Michigan
Young remembered tears as she made contact with Jared Chance (left) on November 30 after hearing nothing from her daughter, Ashley Young (right)
Prosecutors played the message in court: & # 39; Hello, Jared. My name is Kristine Young. I'm looking for my daughter. She was the last with you. Is she with you? She must contact me. Tell her I'm going to contact the police to do a missing person. & # 39;
Chance reportedly sent a text to Young and told her that Ashley had left her phone in the Grand Rapids lounge and picked it up before returning to Kalamazoo.
An SMS exchange between Chance and Young was shown in the courtroom.
In several texts, Chance claimed that he had just spoken with Ashley. He also gave the concerned mother fake phone numbers to call.
Young tried to submit a declaration of missing persons on December 1, but according to WZZM she was sent away.
According to the station, Young started her own investigation and asked to watch the video of Mulligan & # 39; s Pub, where she saw her daughter and Chance together in late 28 and early 29 November.
& # 39; I wanted to take her off the screen and take her own, & # 39; testified Young.
Six days later she heard that a torso found in Chance & # 39; s rental house was in her daughter's 900 block of Franklin Street SE.
During an interview with the prison in mid-December, before being charged with murder, Chance apologized to Ashley & # 39; s mother, but said: & # 39; I don't know what to say or do. & # 39;
On Monday, Chance rejected a plea that offered the possibility of being released conditionally after 31 years in prison.
Chance reportedly sent a text with Young and told her that Ashley (left) had left her phone in a lounge in Grand Rapids and was going to pick him up. In several texts, Chance (right) claimed that he had just spoken to Ashley and had given her concerned mother false phone numbers to call
Chance & # 39; s neighbor, led by a & # 39; strange smell & # 39 ;, found blood and the trunk of a woman in their shared basement in Grand Rapids, Michigan on December 2
He told a judge on Monday that he wants to go to court in Ashley's death. If he is convicted of first-degree murder, the 30-year-old will go to jail for life.
Ashley & # 39; s arms and legs were found with her torso in a cardboard box on a staircase. Young & # 39; s head, hands and feet were not found.
The police have quoted Chance as telling a neighbor that he knew how to commit a murder and get away with it & # 39 ;.
Apart from that, the parents of Chance are afterwards accused of perjury and accessories.
Ashley, from Oshtemo Township, had traveled to Grand Rapids and was last seen alive on November 29 in Mulligan's Pub, reportedly in Chance's company.
Investigators have not released Young & # 39; s cause and method of death, and have not commented on a possible motive behind the murder.
The exact nature of the relationship between Young and Chance is unclear, but the two were friends on Facebook.
Chance (pictured in court in early December) rejected a plea that offered an opportunity for conditional release after 31 years in prison on Monday
Chance's father, retired police sergeant James Chance (left), and his mother, Barbara Chance (right), were both accused of accessories last month following the allegation of mutilation and lying to the police
James, 76, and his 63-year-old wife are currently on tape. They both denied wrongdoing
Chance's father, retired police sergeant James Chance from Illinois, and his mother, Barbara Chance, were both accused of accessories last month following the allegation of mutilation and lying to the police. They have denied any misconduct.
James, 76, and his 63-year-old wife are currently on tape.
According to a statement cited by mlive.com, on December 1, the parents of Jared Chance learned that their son & # 39; had cut Ashley Young's body into several pieces and had hidden some of these pieces & # 39; but did not succeed in killing and mutilating the wife to report.
Jared was arrested the following day, after a & # 39; strange odor & # 39; led his downstairs neighbor to their shared basement, where he discovered that blood was leaking from a sail.
Elder Chance's lawyer claimed that his client brought his son to the Grand Rapids Police Department on December 1, but the police turned them away and told them to contact the police in Kalamazoo County.
Judicial documents claim that the parents dropped their son off at home and made no further attempt to contact the authorities about Young's death.
Jared Chance has a previous criminal record, including convictions for resisting and hindering the police in 2011, and possession of methadone and Oxycodon in 2016.
An old family friend described Young as Fox 17 as violent and angry in his teens when he was known to bully and bully other children.
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