Victor Taylor was sentenced to death by the State of Kentucky for a double murder. According to court documents Victor Taylor was responsible for what is known as the Trinity Murders. Victor Taylor would kidnap two students from Trinity High School. The two victims, Dewayne Taylor and George Ellis Wade, were brought to a vacant load where one of the students was sexually assaulted before the pair were fatally shot. Victor Taylor would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death.
Victor Taylor 2021 Information
|Name:||TAYLOR, VICTOR DEWAYNE|
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|PID # / DOC #:||205240 / 083648|
|Institution Start Date:||6/16/1980|
|Expected Time To Serve (TTS):||DEATH SENTENCE|
|Minimum Expiration of Sentence Date (Good Time Release Date): ?||DEATH SENTENCE|
|Parole Eligibility Date:||DEATH SENTENCE|
|Maximum Expiration of Sentence Date:||DEATH SENTENCE|
|Location:||Kentucky State Penitentiary|
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Taylor was sentenced to death on May 23, 1986 in Jefferson County for kidnapping, robbery, sodomy, and murder. On September 29, 1984, Taylor and another man kidnapped at gunpoint two high school students, Scott Nelson and Richard Stephenson, in Louisville, Kentucky. The men took the boys to a vacant
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Taylor and codefendant George Wade were charged with the murders, kidnapping and robbery of two high school students. The prosecution presented evidence in the form of a statement by Wade which indicated that he and Taylor kidnapped and robbed the two students who had gotten lost on their way to a football game. The young men had stopped at a fast food restaurant to ask directions when they were confronted by Taylor and Wade. Other witnesses indicated that Taylor had a *74 gun and forced the victims to get into their car and drive away. Wade in his statement said that he and Taylor robbed the boys and that he had removed both boys trousers, bound their ankles and gagged them in a Louisville alley. Wade’s statement was that Taylor decided to kill the two victims because he was afraid they would identify them. Wade said he waited on a nearby street while Taylor shot both boys in the head.
Upon a change of venue both Taylor and Wade were tried in Lexington. Wade was tried separately and found guilty of two counts of murder, kidnapping, first-degree robbery, but was acquitted of sodomy. The jury recommended sentences of fifteen years on the robbery, twenty-two years on the kidnapping and life imprisonment on the murders. All sentences were to run concurrently, and Wade was sentenced to a total of life imprisonment.
At Taylor’s trial Wade, who was tried first, cited his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, and refused to testify. His edited confession was admitted against Taylor.