Murder suspect hears charges against him

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SALT LAKE COUNTY -- A man suspected in the murder of a University of Utah student nearly a decade ago formally heard the charges against him for the first time today. Donald Younge Jr., 42, appeared via video from the Salt Lake County jail for his arraignment hearing.

Prosecutors have charged Younge with the 1999 stabbing death of 22-year-old Amy Quinton a drama student at the University of Utah.

Charging documents say on Aug. 2, 1999, Younge barged into Quinton's apartment. They say Younge terrorized three women inside and demanded their wallets. Quinton's roommate was stabbed. Quinton also was stabbed and died.

Younge also faces rape charges involving a University of Utah student in 1996.

Younge was transferred from an Illinois jail to Utah this past weekend after Illinois prosecutors dropped three murder charges against him.

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