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BREAKING: Grand Jury Indicts Randy Taylor For Murder Of Alexis Murphy : Updated 10:57 AM – Video Added

[ 1 ] January 6, 2014 |
Screengrab courtesy of CBS-19 Charlotesville: Nelson Commonwealth Attorney Anthony Martin announces that a grand jury has returned an indictment of first degree murder against Randy Taylor in the Alexis Murphy case.

Screengrab courtesy of CBS-19 Charlotesville: Nelson Commonwealth Attorney Anthony Martin announces that a grand jury has returned an indictment of first degree murder against Randy Taylor in the Alexis Murphy case.

Lovingston
Nelson County, VA

During a 10 AM press conference held in Lovingston, Virginia about a mile from where missing Nelson County teen Alexis Murphy was last seen August 3, 2013 at the Liberty Market, Nelson’s Commonwealth Attorney Anthony Martin announced that a grand jury has indicted Randy Allen Taylor for murder in that case.

You can watch the entire press conference via our media partners at CBS-19 The Newsplex -  by clicking on the image above.

You can watch the entire press conference via our media partners at CBS-19 The Newsplex – by clicking on the image above.

Here’s the official release from CA Martin’s office, verbatim:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: January 6, 2014
RE: Alexis Murphy case

FROM: ANTHONY MARTIN, COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY
CONTACT: 434-263-7010

ON AUGUST 3, 2013, 17 YEAR OLD ALEXIS MURPHY OF SHIPMAN, VA WENT MISSING.
THE NELSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, THE VIRGINIA STATE POLICE & THE FBI LAUNCHED A JOINT INVESTIGATION WHICH RESULTED IN THE ARREST OF RANDY ALLEN TAYLOR WHO WAS CHARGED WITH THE ABDUCTION OF ALEXIS MURPHY ON AUGUST 11TH.
TAYLOR WAS SUBSEQUENTLY CHARGED IN NOVEMBER 2013 WITH LARCENY OF A 4-WHEELER WHICH WAS UNRELATED TO THE ALEXIS MURPHY CASE.
BOTH OF THOSE MATTERS ARE CURRENTLY SCHEDULED FOR TRIALS NEXT MONTH IN THE NELSON COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT.
IN THE MEANTIME, A SPECIAL GRAND JURY WAS IMPANELLED AT MY REQUEST TO HEAR EVIDENCE AND TO CONSIDER INDICTMENTS THAT I PREPARED REGARDING THE ALEXIS MURPHY CASE.
AFTER THE EVIDENCE WAS PRESENTED TO THE SPECIAL GRAND JURY LAST THURSDAY, JAN. 2ND, RANDY ALLEN TAYLOR HAS BEEN INDICTED ON THE FOLLOWING OFFENSES:
• FIRST DEGREE MURDER OF ALEXIS MURPHY.

• FIRST DEGREE FELONY MURDER, I.E. MURDER OF ALEXIS MURPHY DURING THE COMMISSION OF ABDUCTION;

• ABDUCTION OF ALEXIS MURPHY WITH INTENT TO DEFILE; AND

• ANOTHER UNRELATED GRAND LARCENY CHARGE.

THE RETURN OF INDICTMENTS ONLY MEANS THAT THE GRAND JURY FOUND THAT PROBABLE CAUSE EXISTS FOR THE CHARGES I MENTIONED AND THAT RANDY TAYLOR SHOULD GO ON TRIAL FOR THOSE CHARGES.

THE DEFENDANT IS PRESUMED TO BE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT.

THE DEFENDANT WILL APPEAR IN THE CIRCUIT COURT THIS AFTERNOON AT 3:00 P.M. WHERE HE WILL BE SERVED WITH THE NEW INDICTMENTS.

THAT IS ALL THAT I AM ABLE TO STATE AT THIS TIME UNTIL THE HEARING THIS AFTERNOON.

THANK YOU.

Photo via FBI Richmond: Randy Allen Taylor of Nelson County has been indicted for murder in the case involving missing teen Alexis Murphy.

Photo via FBI Richmond: Randy Allen Taylor of Nelson County has been indicted for murder in the case involving missing teen Alexis Murphy.

Complete history and timeline in the Alexis Murphy case by clicking here.

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  1. Becky says:

    Did he tell where she is at? Did he tell if anyone else involve in it?

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