Detroit men guilty in slayings of Westland teens

Oralandar Brand-Williams
The Detroit News

Detroit — Two Detroit men have been convicted in the 2012 slayings of two Westland teens.

Fredrick K. Young, 25, and Felando D. Hunter, 23, were found guilty Thursday of robbing, torturing, imprisoning and killing Jacob Kudla, 18, and Jourdan Bobbish, 17.

Witnesses said Kudla and Bobbish came to a home on Algonac on the city’s east side in July 2012 looking to buy drugs when they were robbed and forced into the trunk of a car.

The teens’ bodies were found around 9 a.m. July 27, 2012, in a field at Lyford and French Road. Both had been shot in the head.

Young and Hunter were charged with first-degree premeditated murder, first-degree felony murder, torture, armed robbery, unlawful imprisonment and felony firearm. Young was also charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Virgie Kudla hugged detectives and family members after the verdict. She later said “this is not going to bring my baby back, but now he and Jourdan can rest in peace.”

Michael Bobbish, Jourdan’s father, said he felt “happiness.”

“Those guys are going to be put away for a long time,” said Michael Bobbish, wiping away tears.