Guilty verdict delivered in Jonathan Taylor trial

After days of trial followed by more days of deliberation, the jury delivered a guilty verdict on five out of six charges in Jonathan Taylor’s trial.

Taylor was found guilty of first-degree murder while armed, two counts of possession of a firearm during a violent crime, assault with intent to kill while armed and obstruction of justice for the murder of Dexter Motley and attempted murder of Motley’s friend in August 2014.

The jury found Taylor not guilty on the count of unlawful possession of a firearm.

Taylor was affiliated with a group of men who had an issue with Motley, witnesses testified. Taylor confessed to a witness that he shot Motley in the head.

Taylor will be sentenced August 25.