Young pleads not guilty in Majkut death

Staff Report

A not guilty plea has been entered by Adrianna Young to counts stemming from the death of Amherst Township mother Debra Majkut.

The 24-year-old defendant, an Oberlin resident, was arraigned Jan. 4 at the Lorain County Justice Center in Elyria.

Her case was assigned to the docket of judge Christopher Rothgery, who held a pretrial conference Jan. 6.

Young faces felony counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and vehicular assault, as well as misdemeanor drug possession.

A supplemental indictment filed by the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office accuses her of tampering with evidence, also a felony.

Young is accused of being under the influence of marijuana July 28 when she crashed a Toyota Camry into the side of the Majkut family home on Rt. 58, just south of Rt. 113.

It was early in the morning when her car crossed a field and punched through the exterior wall of the house, coming to a rest against a stairwell. Debra Majkut, 34, was trapped underneath with her infant son, Jaxon.

The child surived — suffering major burns to his face — but the mother did not.

Young told state troopers she swerved to miss an animal in the roadway.

Since the indictment, she has posted $20,000 bond and retained Lorain defense attorney Jack Bradley.

No trial date has been set.

Staff Report