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Pulaski County man to sentenced for murder

A Devils Elbow man will be sentenced on September 23 for the murder of two people in 2018. 46-year-old Richard Romel Taylor was found guilty of 2 counts of murder, 2 counts of assault and 4 counts of armed criminal action following a bench trial by Judge John Beger. Taylor shot and killed Sherry Gann and Jonathan Graham on Houston Road near the Road Ranger Truck Stop in St. Robert. Two other people, Cassandra Gann and David Reeves were shot but survived the shooting. Witnesses said the shooting happened during a dispute over payment for heroin. At the time of the murders, Taylor was on federal probation for the Distribution of Heroin. He also has a prior conviction for murder in Cook County, Illinois from 1992. Taylor could be sentenced 8 terms of life in prison.


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