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    IN - Kathy Taylor, 23, drowned in bathtub, Terre Haute, 2 April 1975

    http://wishtv.com/2014/07/01/arrest-...975-cold-case/

    Kenneth Taylor's first wife dies under mysterious circumstances. He eventually killed and was convicted of a subsequent wive's murder.

    Could he be a serial killer?
    Six-year-old Shannon Sherrill disappeared from her front yard in Thorntown, Indiana in October, 1986. Someone knows where she is......

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...annon+sherrill

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    From your link:

    Kathy Dean Taylor was found dead by her husband, Earl Taylor, in her bathtub. Earl said a clock radio fell in the water but police say the evidence proved otherwise.

    Days before her death, Kathy Taylor found out a few things about her estranged husband, Earl. Court documents say he was having an affair and Farm Bureau Insurance fired him. And speaking of insurance, the company reported earl took out five life insurance policies in Kathy’s name without her consent. He was the sole beneficiary. Kathy Taylor died on April 2, 1975...

    Taylor’s clock radio had a cord that wasn’t factory-issued: It was about four feet longer. But a review of autopsy photos by Dr. Roland Kohr showed him Kathy wasn’t electrocuted. Her lungs took on water, and her body had injuries consistent with drowning.
    http://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle...l#.U7e2gSgqWAA

    A December trial date has been set for a man accused of killing his first wife, Kathy Taylor, 39 years ago.

    Earl Taylor, 62, appeared via video Wednesday morning in Vigo Superior Court 1, where he requested a public defender in the first-degree murder case.

    Taylor was convicted of murdering his second wife, Mindy, whose body was recovered in 1987 from her submerged car in a pond off of Poplar Street near Deming Park. Taylor was sentenced to 60 years in prison in that conviction. He served more than 25 years of that sentence behind bars before being released from prison in January.

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    http://www.mywabashvalley.com/story/...Z0eK9Mt5FXYJRg

    The story of Kathy Dean Taylor's murder will be featured on TNT's "Cold Justice" Friday night at 9. The Vigo County Sheriff's Department partnered with the show to solve the murder.

    Police believe Earl Taylor killed his first wife in 1975. He was released from jail in January for the murder of his second wife. Taylor will face a jury on December 8.

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    So nice to see a cold case moving forward.

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    http://www.tribstar.com/news/local_n...195bab751.html

    A request for a change of venue for the murder trial of a Terre Haute man accused in a 39-year-old homicide has been taken under advisement in Vigo Superior Court 1. However, it does not appear that a Dec. 8 trial date will remain set for 62-year-old defendant Earl Taylor.

    Taylor replied, "I'm not happy, but I have no real choice" when Judge John Roach let the defendant know that the trial will likely be rescheduled for April 2015.

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    http://www.tribstar.com/news/local_n...f283b1501.html

    A new trial date of Feb. 8, 2016, has been set for Earl Taylor, a Terre Haute man accused of homicide in the 1975 death of his first wife.

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    Trial scheduled to begin tomorrow:

    http://www.tribstar.com/news/local_n...e2fb16f58.html

    The jury will likely not hear any statements about Earl Taylor’s prior conviction for killing his second wife, Mindy, whose body was recovered in 1987 from her submerged car...

    A former Vincennes resident, Kathy was 23 years old at the time of her death. She lived in C-Mar Estates north of Terre Haute with her 22-year-old husband, Earl, a Sullivan County native who was a graduate of North Central High School.

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    Found Guilty!

    Terre Haute man convicted of cold case killing of wife

    http://www.elkharttruth.com/news/ind...g-of-wife.html

    A Terre Haute man who served 25 years for the murder of his second wife was convicted Friday of killing his first wife.

    Earl Taylor, 63, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the 1975 slaying of 23-year-old Kathy Taylor.
    Taylor is due to be sentenced March 9 in Vigo Superior Court.

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    Earl Taylor sentenced to life in prison without parole

    http://wthitv.com/2016/03/23/earl-ta...ithout-parole/

    Earl Taylor has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the death of Kathy Dean Taylor.

    He was originally set to be sentenced on March 9, but on March 4 a potential juror misconduct was alleged.
    Kathy’s sister, Bonnie Dean, didn’t seem concerned about the legal wrangling to follow the sentencing. She and her family finally have closure.

    “He needed to pay for that, and today we got that justice,” she told News 10. “So we’re happy it’s finally come to the point where he’s being held accountable for what he did.”



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