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July 2, 2014

Trial date set for Terre Haute man accused of killing wife decades ago

TERRE HAUTE — A December trial date has been set for a man accused of killing his first wife 39 years ago.

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

Judge John Roach set the trial for Dec. 8, with an Oct. 7 hearing date.

Roach also stated that since Taylor is being charged under the 1975 statute, he faces either up to life in prison or a sentence of 45 to 65 years in prison, if convicted. Roach told Taylor that he is researching the possible sentence and will advise Taylor of the outcome.

Taylor was arrested Tuesday by the Vigo County Sheriff's Department as part of the renewed investigation into the death of Kathy Taylor, who was reported dead on April 2, 1975. Earl Taylor told investigators he found his wife dead in the bathtub, where an electric clock radio had fallen into the tub. No criminal charges were ever filed in the suspicious death.

Taylor was later convicted of murder in the 1987 death of his second wife, Mindy, whose body was recovered from her submerged car in a pond near Deming Park.

The Kathy Taylor cold case will be highlighted on the Aug. 15 TV episode of “Cold Justice,” airing on the TNT Network.

 

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