03-25-2010, 11:03 AM #1
VA - Trial of Darnell Taylor in the murder of Daisha Keeling, 19
Early Saturday morning, a motorist found the body of a young woman on the Interstate 85 north exit ramp to Dewitt, near mile marker 48. The body had multiple gunshot wounds. Capt. William Knott said the body had probably not been run over by a car.
Since then, authorities have tried to identify the victim.
"She carried no ID, so we are hoping for clues from citizens," Knott said.
The African-American woman was 18-25 years old and found wearing a red nylon Apple Bottoms flight jacket. She had a tattoo of a scorpion on her right calf and the initials "ADA" circled with four stars on her right shoulder.
Edited: I think she was found 3/19 not 3/20.
Last edited by Cubby; 01-04-2011 at 01:15 AM. Reason: Change date.
03-30-2010, 03:00 PM #2
Man charged with murder in case of Dinwiddie body
By Staff Reports
Published: March 30, 2010
Dinwiddie County authorities have identified a woman whose body was found more than a week ago on an interstate exit ramp, and charged a Richmond man with killing her.
Dinwiddie Commonwealth's Attorney Lisa Caruso today identified the woman as Daisha N. Keeling, 19, of Urbanna. Keeling's body was discovered early the morning of March 19 on an Interstate 85 exit ramp in Dinwiddie. She had been shot multiple times and died of a gunshot to her back.
A few days after the body was found, authorities had released a sketch of the woman and other information in hopes that someone could help identify her. Caruso said that investigators learned her identity yesterday and on the same day arrested Darnell Edward Taylor, 32, of Richmond.
04-26-2010, 03:27 PM #3Former Member
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The Trial Of Darnell Taylor Accused Of Murdering Teenager Daisha Keeling
Murder suspect due in court
Posted: Apr 26, 2010 12:44 PM
Updated: Apr 26, 2010 12:44 PM
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The suspect in the murder of a woman in Dinwiddie county is scheduled to appear in court Monday morning for a preliminary hearing.
32 year old Darnell Taylor is charged with first degree murder in the death of 19 year old Daisha Keeling.
Keeling's body was found back in March on an interstate exit ramp.
Authorities say she'd been shot several times.
Investigators say the two knew each other.
05-26-2015, 02:49 AM #4
From May 2011:
He first met 19-year-old Tonya Jones through a telephone chat line, then found Daisha "Shay" Keeling, also 19, of Urbanna, on a similar chat line less than three months later... "He wanted to have two women to love each other and him at the same time," Dinwiddie Commonwealth's Attorney Lisa Caruso told a jury Thursday in Dinwiddie Circuit Court...
But after spending time with Keeling in March 2010, which included a three-way sexual encounter, Taylor decided that Keeling didn't fit into his fantasy, Caruso said. So during the early-morning hours of March 19, 2010, Taylor drove Jones and Keeling in his father's car to Dinwiddie County, where he stopped on the Dewitt exit ramp off Interstate 85. After encouraging the women to get out and look at the stars, Taylor first pulled one gun and then another, firing both at Keeling and striking her seven times. Taylor then left her to die...
A Dinwiddie jury sat through two days of sometimes bizarre testimony before finding Taylor guilty of first-degree murder and using a gun in that crime. It took them just 20 minutes to convict him, and 12 to recommend he spend the rest of his life behind bars.
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