Monday, 20 July 2015 13:39

Man Convicted in Second Murder Case

MEMPHIS – July 17, 2015 - A man already serving life in prison for one murder was convicted Friday in the 2009 shooting death of a man in the Riverview area of South Memphis, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
A Criminal Court jury convicted Deangelo Taylor, 24, of second-degree murder in the death of Robert Williams, 40, who was shot in the head on Nov. 25, 2009, at Waldorf and McMillan about a mile east of his residence in the 600 block of West Dison.
Taylor also was convicted of attempted aggravated robbery. He will be sentenced on Aug. 11 by Judge W. Mark Ward.
In a murder trial in February of last year, Taylor and a codefendant, Anthony Wilson, were convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Lyle King who was trying to break up a fight between two women.
King, 21, was shot nine times in the incident on Oct. 20, 2010, in the 1400 block of McMillan near South Parkway and South Lauderdale.
Taylor and Wilson, 24, both were sentenced to life in prison.
The trial this week was handled by Asst. Dist. Attys. Tracye Jones and Omar Malik.
Jones is a member of the DA’s Multi-Agency Gang Unit Prosecution Team that handles homicide cases and other violent crimes associated with gang activity, specific targeted gang members and special cases assigned by the District Attorney General.
The prosecution team works daily with the MGU Operations team, using local ordinances and state and federal laws to hold offenders accountable.
About half of the unit’s caseload involves of homicides, with the rest involving violent crimes such as aggravated robberies, kidnappings, rapes, attempted murders and narcotics cases.