Robbie Locklear was sentenced to death by the State of North Carolina for the murder of Jay Charles Taylor. According to court documents Robbie Locklear would murder his stepfather Jay Charles Taylor following a physical altercation. Robbie Locklear would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death
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The State’s evidence presented at trial tended to show the following facts and circumstances. On 27 January 1994, defendant and the victim, James Charles “Jay” Taylor, were living in the same mobile home in Robeson County. Also living in the home were defendant’s mother, Angelina Locklear Taylor, who was the victim’s wife; defendant’s stepbrother, James Reed “J.R.” Taylor, who was the victim’s son; and defendant’s uncle, James B. Locklear, Jr. That evening, defendant and his stepbrother were inside the bedroom they shared in the home. According to defendant’s statement, Jay Taylor came into the room and began “raising hell” with defendant. Taylor invited defendant outside, and a fight ensued. Defendant was “getting the best of him,” and Taylor stopped. Taylor moved toward an outside storage shed, telling defendant, “I will be right back you son of a bitch.”
Defendant reentered the mobile home, got a twelve-gauge shotgun and shells, and returned outside. Taylor was standing in front of the storage shed, and defendant shot him in the back from a distance of approximately three to eight feet. Defendant reloaded the shotgun and shot Taylor in the neck as he was lying on the ground, then reloaded and fired a third time, missing the victim. Taylor died as a result of the two gunshot wounds inflicted by defendant.
Defendant had been drinking beer and liquor during the day of the shooting. An autopsy showed that the victim had a blood-alcohol level of .02, the equivalent of approximately half a beer.
After the shooting, defendant again entered the mobile home and told his uncle, “You better go check on your brother-in-law.” Defendant told his uncle that he had shot Taylor because Taylor “said he was an S.O.B. and his mother was, too.” Defendant then went across the street and told his aunt, Vera Lindsey, what he had done. Defendant ran down the road, where he was found by his cousin, James Belton Locklear, about a mile away. Locklear drove defendant back to the scene and summoned police. After being advised of his rights and waiving them, defendant voluntarily gave a statement to Detective Randal Patterson of the Robeson County Sheriff’s Department in which he admitted shooting Taylor. Defendant’s statement was published to the jury.