Posted on January 26, 2015

Men Sentenced to Life for Murder, Torture of Westland Teens

My Fox Detroit, January 21, 2015

Two Westland teenagers were murdered execution-style in a vacant Detroit field two and half years ago.

Wednesday was their opportunity to address the men who killed their sons but what one of the defendants had to say to them left everyone shaking their heads.

Fredrick Young and Felando Hunter–were sentenced on this day to life in prison without parole for robbing, torturing, murdering the two teens who had been in Detroit trying to buy drugs.

Jourdan Bobbish and his friend Jacob Kudla–the Westland teens went missing in July of 2012. Their lifeless bodies were discovered days later–in a field on Detroit’s east side.

At the sentencing, the victims’ family members gave their victim impact statements.

“Everything just aches and it’s just a totally senseless crime,” said Mike Bobbish, Jourdan’s father. “And how you could march someone out in the middle of a field and execute them–we’re not a third world country. Sometimes I wish it did happen in a third world country because it would be a lot different outcome of this whole thing.”


When Young had his chance to apologize to the families–he did nothing of the sort.

“I’d like to say sorry to the families of Aiyanna Jones, Michael Brown, Eric Garner,” Young said. “And I want to apologize to them for not being able to get justice for their loved ones who was murdered in cold blood–and in respect for the peaceful protest, I want to say hands up don’t shoot. Black lives matter–that’s it your honor.”