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Taylor sentenced to life in prison for 2018 double murder

Posted at 3:46 PM, Mar 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-15 20:45:12-04

HELENA – A Lewis and Clark County Judge sentenced a Helena man to two consecutive life sentences for the murder of his parents.

A family friend discovered the bodies of David and Charla Taylor in the Cayuse Road home on March 19th last year.

Prosecutors allege that Taylor, along with several other people burglarized his parents’ business and that David and Charla confronted him about the crime.

Court documents say that Kaleb and two other men, Journey Wieneke and Kyle Hamm, drove to the Taylor home.

Investigators say Hamm waited outside while Taylor and Wieneke went inside.

According to investigators the three left the home about 15 minutes later. Surveillance video at car wash shows Taylor and Wieneke washing off their shoes, and all three cleaning out Taylor’s pickup.

Kaleb Taylor pleaded guilty to two counts of deliberate homicide as part of a plea agreement.

Journey Wieneke and Kyle Hamm have pleaded not guilty and are awaiting trial.

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