Cedric and frederick young

Cedric and Frederick Young

Real Name: Fredrick L. Young
Case: Appeal
Date: June 9, 1993
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina


Details: In 1993, Fredrick L. Young was pulled over by police for a busted tail-light on his car, but since he did not have a driver's license, he gave the name of his identical twin brother, Cedric Young, to the officers. Fredrick did this because he knew that his brother, Cedric, had a valid driver's license. When the officers ran a check, they found that Cedric had committed a robbery. Meanwhile, the officers asked if they could search the vehicle, Fredrick agreed, having nothing to hide. The officers found a bag with guns in it and proceeded to arrest him for the robbery. There is evidence to suggest Cedric might have had a part in an armed robbery of a hotel. The long time childhood friend of Cedric and Fredrick who was also involved with the crime, stated during an Unsolved Mysteries video and on trial, that it was Cedric that was with him on the night of the robbery. Fredrick now sits in jail for that crime, even as Cedric's own friends testify that the wrong twin was arrested. Meanwhile, authorities believe they have the right brother in custody. The mother of the twins believes that Cedric was the one who committed the robbery. After the trial, Fredrick's attorney's license was suspended because he did not represent the client as he should have. Fredrick now has a new attorney in hopes of getting the case reopened and solved. Fredrick received a sixty-eight year sentence.
Extra Notes: The airdate for this segment was September 27, 1996.
This case has also appeared on The Sally Jessy Raphael Show, where Fredrick tearfully pleaded with his brother to tell the truth. Cedric showed no remorse until he saw his brother cry.
Results: Unsolved. In 2016, Fredrick was released on parole. He continues to maintain his innocence.

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