Taylor pleads guilty, gets life

Co-defender Walker also gets life for conspiracy to commit murder in the shooting death of Cory Moncrief

Just prior to seating a jury last Thursday for the capital murder trial of Jonathan Michael Taylor, Taylor pleaded guilty to murdering Cory Brian Moncrief on March 15, 2015.

Under the plea agreement, Taylor, 30, pleaded guilty to murder and burglary and was sentenced by Circuit Judge Jack Weaver to life in prison for the murder and 10 years for the burglary. The two sentences will run concurrently and Taylor will be eligible for parole.

Had Taylor been convicted of capital murder his two sentencing options would have been death or life in prison without the possibility of parole. Taylor has be...

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