May 29, 1916
Little has been heard for some time of what has now become known as “the Sandy Young case,” but to-day I have advice from Australia that revives comment on the trial of Alexander Young, the former Everton, Manchester City, Spurs, and South Liverpool footballer who is charged with the murder of his brother.
Young is alleged to have killed his brother by shooting him and then to have turned the gun at his own face. His injuries were such that he could not appear for a long spell. Later he was committed for trial, and then came a report that he was too ill to appear.
Now my news says that the case will come up for hearing next month at Bendigo. So we must infer that “Sandy” has now got over his injuries.
The question of his mind will doubtless be a big factor at the trial, evidence from the English clubs with which he was connected having been sent to the colony.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: May 29, 1916)