Taylor pleads not guilty to killing his parents

Posted at 10:21 PM, Apr 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-19 00:21:44-04

Kaleb Taylor pleaded not guilty to five charges including two counts of deliberate homicide and tampering with evidence and burglary on Wednesday.

Taylor is accused of entering his parents’ home on March 18 with another man and killing David and Charla Taylor. 

Prosecutors said that prior to the killings, the 21-year-old Taylor admitted to his parents that he and others burglarized their Lincoln area business earlier in March.

His trial has been scheduled for October 1.

Lewis and Clark County Attorney Leo Gallagher said he hasn’t decided whether or not to seek the death penalty.

(March 21, 2018) Kaleb David Taylor has been charged with two counts of homicide and one count of tampering with evidence in connection with the murder of his adoptive parents, David Muncie Taylor, 61 years old, and Charla Rae Taylor, 64.

According to court documents, Taylor initially denied killing them, but later admitted to the crime.

Sheriff Dutton said, “It was a violent crime…no firearms were involved.” The manner of death will be released once autopsies are completed.

Court documents state that Taylor agreed to questioning and initially denied killing his parents, but later admitted he committed the murder and showered at the home before taking the evidence, including blood-stained clothing, the murder weapon, and stolen items, including jewelry and a computer.

Taylor said he burned the clothing and disposed of the murder weapon in different places. Law enforcement officers were able to recover some of the evidence including the suspected murder weapon.

Bond for Taylor was set on Wednesday at $500,000. He is scheduled to be arraigned on April 11.

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