Dunbar Village rapist resentenced to 60 years in prison:
Much like his cohort Nathan Walker, Dunbar Village gang rapist Jakaris Taylor has been re-sentenced to 60 years. Taylor had been given a life sentence for his role in one of the most heinous crimes I’ve ever posted but had to be re-sentenced because of the Supreme Court’s idiotic ruling that teens could only be given life sentences in cases of murder.
Taylor and three others were convicted of gang raping a woman and making the woman’s young son having sex with her. The group also used guns and bottles to rape the woman. Why the Supreme Court doesn’t think that this isn’t worthy of a life sentence is beyond me. They just keep giving criminals more rights than their victims. As I have said before the woman and her son will have to live with this for the rest of their lives. So should the perpetrators regardless of their age.
Three men sentenced to life in prison in Dunbar rape case:
Tommy Poindexter, Jakaris Taylor and Nathan Walker were all sentenced to life in prison for their parts in the infamous brutal gang rape that took place in the Dunbar Village development in West Palm Beach.
There were the usual courtroom histrionics that should be expected in these cases. There were also family members of the convicted making the usual excuses of how they all had hard childhoods. None of which outweighs the fact that they gang raped a woman and forced her to have sex with her son.
The remaining rapist, Avion Lawson, is set to be sentenced in December.
And let’s not forget there are still several suspects that have yet to be caught.
Taylor guilty on all counts in Dunbar Village rape case:
18-year-old Jakaris Taylor was found guilty yesterday on all 13 counts he was accused of for his role in the Dunbar Village gang rape.
It took the jury five hours to come back with guilty verdicts on all counts. It seems they didn’t buy his simulated sex act defense.
Along with the three other rapists of Tommy Poindexter, Avion Lawson and Nathan Walker, Taylor is also facing multiple life sentences when sentenced in October.
This isn’t the end of the story either. There are still six suspects at large who were never identified or caught.
Maybe now that these four are looking at multiple life sentences they’ll give up the rest of them.
The trial of Jakaris Taylor for his role in the Dunbar Village gang rape began this week and I’m amazed at his defense. Through his attorney Taylor claims that not only did he go into the victim’s apartment to persuade the others to leave, how benevolent of him, but that he didn’t actually participate in the gang rape but simulated a sex act on the victim because Tommy Poindexter had guns pointed at him.
However the the then 12-year-old who was forced to perform a sex act with his mother testified that Taylor was one who set the incident in motion by saying that Taylor was the one who knocked on the door to get the victim out of the house.
The victim herself testified there was nothing simulated about the rape that was perpetrated on her by the ten people who raped her including Taylor.
Judge severs trials of 4 charged in savage Dunbar Village gang rape:
A Florida circuit court judge is splitting up the trials of the 4 suspects from the Dunbar Village gang rape case in West Palm Beach.
If you’ll recall the four suspects are accused of breaking into a woman’s apartment, gang raping her and forcing her to have sex with her own 12-year-old son.
Tommy Poindexter and Nathan Walker will be tried in August with the trial of Avion Lawson and Jakaris Taylor starting in September. However each will have his own 6-member jury. I’ve never heard of that before. If there are any legal experts out there is this not uncommon?
Confession allowed in Dunbar rape case:
Dunbar Village rape case suspects ordered to give fingerprints:
For those of you unfamiliar with this story back in June of 2007 a group of youths broke into the Dunbar Village apartment of a woman and her son in West Palm Beach, Florida. The assailants not only gang raped the woman but they forced her to have sex with her own young son. They then threw cleaning fluids on the woman to try and hide DNA evidence. It still stands as one of if not the worst News of Doom story I’ve ever posted.
Anyway the most recent update is that suspects Avion Lawson, 16, Jakaris Taylor, 17, and Tommy Poindexter, 20, have been ordered to have their finger and palm prints taken and to submit handwriting samples. I can understand the handwriting samples but shouldn’t they have their prints already? If someone in law enforcement wants to answer that question for me please feel free.
Also the confession of Lawson has been ruled admissible. His defense attorney argued that he invoked his right to remain silent prior to confessing but the judge ruled that Lawson did not invoke his right. However parts of a confession given by Taylor were ruled inadmissible with the judge saying that Taylor did invoke his right.
Confessions or not I think the evidence against them is rather overwhelming.