Judge refuses to drop murder charges

Motion to dismiss charges against Taylor nixed by Judge Weaver

Circuit Judge Jack Weaver denied a motion filed by Brewton Attorney Earnie White to dismiss capital murder charges against his client, Jonathan Michael Taylor, claiming prosecutorial misconduct.

Taylor faces a possible sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole or death if convicted of the March 15, 2015 killing of Cory Brian Moncrief. Taylor’s co-defendant, Nadiya Diane Walker, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder and has agreed to testify against Taylor at his trial.

Walker faces a possible sentence of 15 years in prison and Judge Weaver said he would wait unti...

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