May 9, 2014
Residents living in Nelson County say that justice was served after Randy Taylor was found guilty of the murder and abduction of Alexis Murphy.
“I feel like justice was done and I hope that the judge does not change that in any way shape or form,” says Mildred Crank.
The owner of Angie's Hair Solutions says that even though investigators have not found the missing teen, the right man is behind bars.
“I feel like there was too much circumstantial evidence against him so I think justice was served,” says Angie Drain.
Lead investigator Billy Mays says there were some doubts about which way the trial would go.
"We were nervous obviously because it's a jury that's determining whether he's guilty or innocent but I was very confident."
Signs are still hanging up around the county of the missing teen, as family and friends are holding out hope that she will soon be found. Mays says Murphy sacrificed her life for others.
"She in my opinion has saved countless lives by giving her life by encountering Randy Taylor."
"Convicting Randy was obviously important to all of us but bring Alexis Murphys remains back so her family and friends can have a proper resting place for her means a lot to not only me but to everyone in the community," says Mays.
The only thing left for residents, and family of Alexis, to do is hope for more answers in her disappearance.