Kaleb Taylor pleads guilty to killing his parents

Posted at 9:24 AM, Jul 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-25 11:24:13-04

(HELENA) Kaleb Taylor pleaded guilty on Wednesday to killing his parents at their home in March.

As part of a plea agreement, Taylor is pleading guilty to two counts of deliberate homicide, and prosecutors have dropped the other charges.

A family friend discovered the bodies of David and Charla Taylor on Monday, March 19, after becoming concerned when repeated calls were not returned.

Prosecutors allege that Kaleb Taylor, along with several other people burglarized his parents business and that David and Charla confronted Kaleb about the crime.

Court records say that on Sunday, March 18th, Kaleb and two other men, Journey Wieneke and Kyle Hamm, drove to the Taylor home. Investigators say Hamm waited outside while Taylor and Weinke went inside.

About 15 minutes later Taylor walked out of the home with a backpack and ordered Hamm to drive them a car wash. Surveillance video from the car wash shows Taylor and Wieneke washing off their shoes, and all three cleaning out Taylor’s pickup truck along with a long metal bar investigators believe is the murder weapon.

The judge has not yet scheduled a date for for Taylor to be sentenced.

Hamm and Wieneke have pleaded not guilty. Their trials have been set for September.

(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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