Randy Taylor faces sentencing July 23rd for abducting and killing 17-year old Alexis Murphy last August. A Nelson County jury yesterday found Taylor guilty Thursday; 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.
Taylor’s sentencing in Nelson County court is scheduled for July 23rd.