May 8, 2014
The jury in the Randy Allen Taylor trial continues to deliberate over the charges against him.
The jurors began their deliberations in the Nelson County Courthouse at 9:45 Thursday morning. The seven women and five men that make up the jury must decide if Taylor is guilty or innocent in the murder of 17-year-old Alexis Murphy. Taylor is also charged with abduction with the intent to defile of Murphy.
The jurors asked to review surveillance video and pictures of Murphy's car following Taylor from a Liberty gas station.
Both the prosecution and defense rested on Wednesday. The Commonwealth called 37 witnesses over the course of four days. The defense called 11 witnesses, all within an hour and ten minutes.
Family members of Murphy, as well as people from the community, are patiently waiting outside of the court house for a verdict to come down.