Ken Taylor is charged with the death of his foster son Jordan Shelton (16). Prosecutors allege that Taylor strangled the young man while the defense claims self-defense after the youth attacked the defendant.
Possible charges include: second degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, reckless homicide, criminally negligent homicide, attempted aggravated child abuse, attempted aggravated assault, aggravated child abuse, aggravated assault, reckless assault, reckless endangerment, assault or child abuse.
A lot of the testimony focused on the troubled teens life as well as the seemingly spotless life Ken Taylor has. It was brought out during cross examination that there was a vandalism incidents 12 years ago where Mr. Taylor broke out windows in a woman’s home and then paid restitution where she then dropped the charges.
Taylor also took the stand in his own defense.
After two weeks of testimony Taylor was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter and reckless aggravated assualt.
He was then sentenced to 5 years prison.