Monday, 21 September 2015 13:20

Man Serving Life for One Murder Gets 25 Years for Another

Multi-Agency Gang Unit Western District of Tennessee Multi-Agency Gang Unit Western District of Tennessee SCDAG, MGU
MEMPHIS – Sept. 21, 2015 - A Whitehaven man serving life in prison for one murder has been sentenced to an additional 25 years on another murder, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Monday.
Deangelo Taylor, 24, was convicted in July 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 in the Riverview area of South Memphis.
On Friday, Criminal Court Judge W. Mark Ward sentenced Taylor to 25 years in prison on the murder and six years for attempted aggravated robbery.
The sentences are to be served concurrent to one another, but consecutive to the life sentence Taylor received last year after he was convicted of killing Lyle King.
King, 21, was shot nine times on Oct. 20, 2010, while trying to break up a fight between two women in the 1400 block of McMillan near South Parkway and South Lauderdale.
Taylor’s codefendant, Anthony Wilson, 24, also was convicted and sentenced to life.
The recent trial 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.