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Man gets two life sentences in missing teen case

Randy Allen Taylor

Randy Allen Taylor

The man found guilty of abducting and killing a Nelson County teen received two life sentences at a court hearing this afternoon, the Lynchburg News and Advance reports.

Randy Allen Taylor, 49, was sentenced in Nelson County Circuit Court this afternoon in the death of Alexis Tiara Murphy, 17.

The teenager’s body has never been found.

Alexis Tiara Murphy

Alexis Tiara Murphy

She disappeared last August. Both Alexis and Taylor were captured on surveillance video at a gas station off U.S. 29 in Lovingston on the day she disappeared.

In May, a jury found Taylor guilty of murder and abduction with intent to defile but Taylor maintains his innocence.



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  • Michael Blevins

    Give the relatives an hour alone with him and he will reveal the location of the body or be proven innocent one.