Saturday, February 11, 2012

21 Years Later, Woman Kills Again

A Martinez woman who served prison time for shooting her brother to death in Augusta in 1991 was charged today with killing her roommate earlier this morning.

Yvette "Candice" Taylor, 46, is accused of killing 63-year-old Theodore Crew at the apartment they share at Applecross Apartments on Applecross Drive.

The woman lied to investigators to cover up the crime, according to an incident report. She told sheriff's investigators that she left the apartment this morning about 1:30 a.m. "because Mr. Crew was speaking 'foolishness,'" a report says.

Taylor stated she then went downstairs to the neighbor directly below her and then onto her mother's apartment to spend the night. The suspect claimed she returned to her apartment at 8 a.m. today and found Crew on the bathroom floor unresponsive. The woman said that is when she called 911.

Authorities found blood spatter in the front living area and found the victim in the bathroom. Taylor was later charged with murder after an investigation. A cause of death was not released, and an autopsy is scheduled for Sunday.

This is not Taylor's first killing, according to authorities. The suspect served part of a 10-year prison sentence for involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of her brother, 22-year-old Jerry Taylor. Jerry Taylor was found lying in the kitchen floor on Feb. 18, 1991, and authorities say Yvette Taylor shot him three times in the right eye after an argument.

Yvette was 25 at the time and was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. She served time in prison from 1993 to 1996 and again from 1998 to 2002. It is not immediately clear whether the second prison term was for a parole violation or a separate offense.

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