Jury finds Randy Taylor guilty of Alexis Taylor’s abduction and murder

Randy Taylor (FBI photo)

Alexis MurphyA Nelson County jury has found 48-year-old Randy Taylor guilty of abducting and killing 17-year-old Alexis Murphy last August. Jury members needed just over six hours of deliberations to reach their verdict. Prior to reaching their decision, jurors asked to review surveillance tapes from the Lovingston gas station where Taylor and Murphy were both seen August 3rd — the last time the teenage girl was seen alive. The video showed both leaving the station in their vehicles.  Prosecutors said there was ample evidence linking Taylor to Alexis’ disappearance and death. Defense attorneys had argued that there was no evidence showing Taylor killed Alexis Murphy, mainly because no body was ever found. But jurors found him guilty on all counts.

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