Friday, May 4, 2012

Robert Taylor's arrest report

By Laura C. Morel
Crime/Immigration Reporter

For four days now, I've been reporting the second-degree murder trial of Robert Taylor, an ex-deputy accused of killing his 63-year-old wife.

Both the defense and state have questioned homicide detectives on the factors that made them suspicious of Pamela Taylor's sudden death in September 2008.

Factors include the existence of two life insurance policies that Taylor failed to mention to detectives early on in the investigation, possible domestic abuse at the Taylor home and the changes Taylor made in his story as detectives continued to grill him with questions.

If you're interested in more information, here's the February 2011 arrest report:

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Retired Manatee deputy on trial in wife's slaying

Laura Morel is covering the trial this week of Robert Taylor, a retired Manatee corrections deputy accused of killing his wife nearly four years ago. Today's update brings more testimony from prosecution witnesses.

Read more here:

If found guilty, he could face life in prison. Check back here and in Friday's Bradenton Herald for the latest.