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Taylor trial nearing end – Mt. Vernon Register

MT. VERNON — The trial for Mark Taylor Jr. will soon be coming to a close as the prosecution and defense both rested their cases Monday morning.

Taylor, 25, is charged with first-degree murder and is one of four men charged in connection with the death of cab driver Charles Ellis on May 31, 2011. The murder happened near the intersection of Sixth and Bell streets during what prosecutors describe as a botched robbery attempt. Co-defendants Damondros James, Christopher Wells, and Demandre Black have already pleaded guilty.

Once the prosecution rested its case Monday Taylor’s attorney, Nathan Rowland, requested a directed verdict saying the state “had not presented sufficient evidence that a jury could find Taylor guilty.”

Rowland’s request was made on the grounds that many statements and evidence were only hearsay, and sources were questionable.

He said the testimony of co-defendant Wells should be considered with caution. He also pointed out that Princeton

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WVU Tech to host forensics workshop Nov. 4 – Beckley Register

The WVU Tech Forensic Investigation program will host a Crime Scene Investigation Community Workshop from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 4 on the WVU Tech campus in Beckley.

The casual workshop is purpose-built for fans of popular crime scene investigation shows or people who have an interest in forensic investigation. The program will cover crime scene processing, including note-taking, photography, sketching, measuring, searching and evidence collection and packaging.

Attendees will put what they learn to the test as they examine a mock crime scene during the workshop.

“This is the perfect chance for people to get a better understanding of what it takes to process a crime scene and the steps that it actually involves,” said Roger Jefferys, a forensic investigation professor at WVU Tech.

“It’s a community thing. It’s not a training course. This is for those who have a general interest and want to learn more about the field, and the focus

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Escape rooms slated at WVU Tech – Beckley Register

The student-run Forensic Investigation Association and Psychology Club at WVU Tech will host two escape rooms in the Crime Scene House on campus Oct. 5-8. 

WVU Tech staff said two themed escape scenarios have been designed. The first, a take on “Alice in Wonderland,” will task escapees with finding White Rabbit’s pocket watch in time for tea with the Mad Hatter. 

The second escape room, Crime Scene Investigation: Beckley, will challenge visitors to solve a string of grisly crimes before the case goes cold. 

The rooms cost $20 per visitor and will run on the following schedule: 

Thursday, Oct. 5: 5 to 9 p.m. 

Friday, Oct. 6: 5 to 9 p.m. 

Saturday, Oct. 7: noon to 9 p.m. 

Sunday, Oct. 8: 2 to 6 p.m. 

Staff members said each room will give a maximum of 10 visitors 50 minutes to escape, and the clubs will offer prizes for escapees who complete certain challenges during the escape rooms. 

Proceeds will

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How the Carver Center fire was ruled arson – Galesburg Register

GALESBURG — Galesburg fire officials reaffirm that the Carver Center fire was intentionally set. 

Jeannie Shelton, executive director of the Carver Community Action Agency, has previously disputed that arson ruling at least twice in The Register-Mail. She repeated that sentiment Friday afternoon.

“No one would have any reason to bring harm to that building. No one. I don’t believe that. That building meant so much to so many people,” she said.

“You lose the services that were so important and so important to all the kids we served, and it makes it very difficult because we’re moving around different programs and doing a summer camp program. That facility was important. Yes, I have a real difficult time with that.”

She continued, “It’s too great of a loss and I have a difficult time believing that. I know I’m not an expert, my

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How the Carver Center fire was ruled arson – The Register-Mail – Galesburg Register

GALESBURG — Galesburg fire officials reaffirm that the Carver Center fire was intentionally set. 

Jeannie Shelton, executive director of the Carver Community Action Agency, has previously disputed that arson ruling at least twice in The Register-Mail. She repeated that sentiment Friday afternoon.

“No one would have any reason to bring harm to that building. No one. I don’t believe that. That building meant so much to so many people,” she said.

“You lose the services that were so important and so important to all the kids we served, and it makes it very difficult because we’re moving around different programs and doing a summer camp program. That facility was important. Yes, I have a real difficult time with that.”

She continued, “It’s too great of a loss and I have a difficult time believing that. I know I’m not an expert, my

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How the Carver Center fire was ruled arson – News – The Register … – Galesburg Register

GALESBURG — Galesburg fire officials reaffirm that the Carver Center fire was intentionally set. 

Jeannie Shelton, executive director of the Carver Community Action Agency, has previously disputed that arson ruling at least twice in The Register-Mail. She repeated that sentiment Friday afternoon.

“No one would have any reason to bring harm to that building. No one. I don’t believe that. That building meant so much to so many people,” she said.

“You lose the services that were so important and so important to all the kids we served, and it makes it very difficult because we’re moving around different programs and doing a summer camp program. That facility was important. Yes, I have a real difficult time with that.”

She continued, “It’s too great of a loss and I have a difficult time believing that. I know I’m not an expert, my

Read more at: http://www.galesburg.com/news/20170715/how-carver-center-fire-was-ruled-arson