A special grand jury has returned an indictment for first degree murder against Randy Taylor, the suspect in the disappearance of 17-year-old Alexis Murphy. Alexis disappeared from Lovingston, Virginia on August 3. You can read my prior posts about this case HERE.
Nelson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Anthony Martin made the announcement at a press conference earlier this morning. Alexis’ family was present and stood behind Martin as he spoke.
Taylor had initially been charged on August 11 with abduction with intent to defile, as well as grand larceny. He is now additionally facing charges of first degree murder and first degree felony murder.
Alexis is still missing, which means it’s most certainly not going to be a slam dunk trial. Not only will they have to prove that Taylor killed Alexis, they’ll have to first prove that she is no longer alive.
Unless, of course, Taylor mans up and admits what he did with Alexis’ body.
Taylor will be served with the indictments when he appears in court later today. He is being held without bond at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Regional Jail.