Jury selection to begin in 1975 murder trial

Earl Taylor (Provided Photo/Vigo County Sheriff’s Office)

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Jury selection is set to begin in the trial of a Terre Haute man accused of killing his first wife in 1975.

The Tribune-Star reports jury selection is expected to start Monday morning in the trial of 63-year-old Earl Taylor. He’s charged with first-degree murder in the death of Kathy Taylor at their home.

Taylor was convicted in 1988 of killing his second wife. He was released from prison in January 2014, and was arrested in July that year following a renewed investigation into the death of his first wife.

The judge has taken the defense’s motion for a change of venue under advisement, noting that an impartial jury can’t be selected in Vigo County, the court could seek other options, including moving the trial.

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