MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Supreme Court has declined to review the capital murder conviction and death sentence that Michael Taylor received for killing a Gadsden couple.
The Supreme Court rejected the case 7-1 Wednesday. Taylor's conviction had been upheld previously by the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals.
The 37-year-old death row inmate was convicted of killing Ivan and Lucille Moore while he was absent without leave from the Navy.
According to court records, he caught a ride to his hometown of Gadsden in November 1991 and went to visit the Moores, who were
friends. They gave him a snack. Then he beat them to death with a medal rod and took their money and car.
The chief of the attorney general's capital litigation section, Clay Crenshaw, said Taylor can still pursue an appeal in federal court.
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