Taylor sentencing postponed

  • Mon Jul 15th, 2019 5:31pm
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Sentencing for Kevin Patrick Taylor has been postponed to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, July 22, in San Juan County Superior Court, and Monday, July 29 at 1:30.

Judge Alan Hancock granted the continuance, stating “The issues need to be resolved as soon as possible so we may move forward.”

In May, Taylor was found guilty of killing his wife Julie Taylor in 2016.

Sentencing was originally set for Monday, July 8, however, defense attorney Jason Schwartz filed a motion for continuance claiming that the state had added new information while calculating restitution. San Juan County Deputy Prosecutor Theresa Barnett argued against the continuance, noting that the information was factual.

Acknowledging that it was a burden for people to come in again, Hancock allowed statements regarding sentencing at the scheduled July 8 hearing. Several people wrote to the court, but only one person, Nancy Vevoda on behalf of Beverly Bridges, provided oral testimony. Her statement, at one point in which stated how much she missed Julie, moved many in the courtroom to tears.