07/08/2019: "Taylor Sentencing Continued"
Keniv P. Taylor was to be sentenced Monday, July 8th, on his conviction of felony murder in the 2nd degree, but the defense requested, and was granted, a continuance after becoming aware the prosecution had introduced new facts as to the net worth of Taylor, who the defense has claimed is indigent.
The prosecution wants the County to be reimbursed for the costs of prosecuting Taylor, and said they have factual evidence in support of their position.
According to filings with the court, Taylor has a home, a Jeep, and $95k certificate of deposit.
Records indicate nearly $60k has been spent by the County on incarnation costs, and close to anther $60k in payments for legal bills related to Taylor’s public defender defense.
Judge Alan Hancock was clearly not pleased with having to grant the motion for continuance, but did so, and instructed the defense to submit complete billing records to the court “immediately.”
As for sentencing, the Prosecutor is asking Taylor be jailed for 25 years (304 months), and while the defense has yet to submit their recommendation to the court, it is expected they will be asking for considerable less, due to Taylor’s Health issues.