Judge rejects plea agreement

Woman had agreed to plea guilty to conspiracy to commit murder; get 30-year sentence

With the jury selection under way in Brewton Monday for the capital murder trial of Jonathan Michael Taylor, Circuit Judge Jack Weaver granted a continuance after defense counsel learned that Taylor’s co-defendant, Nadiya Diane Walker, had reached a plea agreement with the district attorney’s office.

However, when Walker appeared before Judge Weaver Tuesday morning to enter her guilty plea, Judge Weaver would not accept the agreement.

Taylor and Walker are both facing capital murder charges in the March 2015 killing of Cory Brian Moncrief. If convicted the two face possible sentences of life w...