Monday, March 3, 2008

Riley Taylor, Caffey Family, and Kevin Underwood All Had a Bad Weekend ~ by L.T. Update Legal Pub 3-10-08


Three Legal Pub stories with a common theme, "tragic death." One an accident (Riley Taylor shooting), one premeditated rage (Caffey family slaying) and one psychotic idiot (Kevin Underwood). For the survivors of the victims, it is simply tragedy. (Underwood, the alleged psychotic killer is pictured to the left.)



In Griffin Georgia, tragedy struck when Riley Taylor, a former Fulton County sheriff's major accidentally shot and killed his wife, Denise Taylor apparently while handling a gun. Riley Taylor, 54, was at a family function when his weapon accidentally discharged striking his 54 year old wife. Griffin police spokesman Cpl. Bryan Clanton said Denise Taylor died at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. The shooting was purely an accident. No criminal investigation will be done. LINK

Riley Taylor Update 3-6-08: According to family members, Riley Taylor was attempting to render a handgun safe when it discharged. Apparently, Riley Taylor had his son Jason's loaded weapon. (Jason is also a police officer.) Apparently the hammer was stuck in the “half-cocked” position. Apparently while attempting to fix the problem, the handgun discharged and Mrs. Taylor was struck in the hand. Apparently the bullet then passed into her chest. Apparently Riley's hand was not on the trigger. The Griffin Police Department and the Spalding County Coroner’s Office concluded that the death was an accident. Editorial: This site is not necessarily an advocate of gun control. However, gun safety and avocation to treat every firearm as if it were loaded is a worth while goal if it prevents accidents. Cloud writer has provided links in the comments to other forums for those who may wish to discuss this accident.

Caffey Family Attacked By Daughter And Her Friends?

Charlie James Wilkinson, 19; Charles Allen Waid, 20; Bobbi Gale Johnson, 18, along with an unnamed 16 or 17 year old female are suspects in a murder arising out of anger because the 17 year olds parents would not let her date one of the other suspects. The unnamed 16 or 17 year old apparently actively participated in the murders. The suspects are being arraigned on three counts each of capital murder.Bond was set at $1.5 million for each of the four. According to OfficerTraylor, the 17 year old had been dating Wilkinson. The 17 year olds parents, Penny Caffey and Terry Caffey disapproved of the relationship. Apparently while the Caffey family was sleeping, the mother, Penny Caffey, 37, was shot and stabbed. Tyler Caffey, 8, was also stabbed. Mathew Caffey, 13, was shot and stabbed. The home was then set on fire. The girl's father, Terry Caffey, was shot in the head but he crawl 300 yards to a neighbor's home (Carl Johnson) where 911 was called. Terry Caffey is expected to live.
Caffey Update 3-3-08: Graphic details are being released which includes allegations that the 16 or 17-year-old daughter allegedly had sex with her boyfriend after he helped kill her family. This East Texas town may never be the same. According to Rains County Sheriff's Department, Charlie James Wilkinson, allegedly told investigators his girlfriend wanted her parents dead because they forbade their relationship. (If true, it is a shame and a sick tragedy that the only way these kids thought they could be together was to kill her parents.)

CAFFEY UPDATE 4-7-09: All 4 defendants apparently pled guilty; Bobbi Gale Johnson received 2 sentences of 40 years. Erin Caffey received 2 life sentences + 25 years. The boys sentence is not currently known.


Kevin Underwo
od Alleged Cannibal Will Travel

Kevin Underwood, 28, is a former grocery stocker who claimed Internet pornography turned on his cannibalistic fantasies. When found guilty, he showed no emotion. The victim's Family members appeared satisfied with the verdict. But no punishment will ever bring back Jamie Rose Bolin. The memory of the young Bolin girl's body being found in a plastic tub in Underwood's apartment still haunts law enforcement.Judge Candace Blalock instructed jurors to return on Monday morning to determine the penalty. Prosecutors will seek the death penalty, while the defense will plea for life. Rose Fox, Jamie's grandmother, said, "He made his choice... He's a monster in human form... I was for mercy. And then when I found out what he really did to her ... . He showed her no mercy."

Attorney Greg Mashburn said, "His plan is to butcher someone like an animal."In closing, Defense attorney Matthew Haire did not dispute Underwood's guilt. But called Underwood, "a lonely, very troubled, reclusive young man." (No kidding, Matt?)

3-10 Update: Jurors deliberated for nearly 8 1/2 hours and returned a recommendation that Kevin Underwood, 28, be put to death for killing Jamie Rose Bolin. He was convicted last week of first-degree murder. Underwood, who showed no emotion as the verdict was read. He is will be formally sentenced on April 3. Underwood's videotaped confession admitted that he fantasized about torturing and killing a person and cannibalizing the body. However, no evidence was presented that any cannibalism took place. The girl's body was found in a plastic tub in his apartment with her head nearly decapitated.

23 comments:

Blond bombshell said...

L.T. What a good tie in! These are all stories I had interest in reading!

Shell

Anonymous said...

Before you post things online...maybe you should have all your facts straight. I am a family friend of the Taylor's...and really none of it is anyone's business b/c it was a terrible accident that this family will have to live with forever. But at least get the story straight if you are going to put it out there for the whole world to read!!!

Legal Pub said...

What is inaccurate about the story? Link provided. We welcome input from those present so that L.T.'s story can be supplemented with credible facts.

Legal Pub said...

Anonymous, I have read the story similar to L.T.s in several publications, what exactly is your point. Yes it is a terrible accident. No one said otherwise. No disrespect is intended, but this is a public story not a private matter.Also, Riley Taylor is a well known person.

May Denise rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

Taylor is a decent man. Shortly after he retired, U.S. District Judge Marvin Shoob tapped Taylor to become the auditor of jail records. Shoob is overseeing the jail in response to a lawsuit that charged it was overcrowded, dirty and dangerous.

He is obviously distraught over his wife's death.Let him grieve in peace.

Anonymous said...

The Caffey story is more alarming.

Anonymous said...

All three stories tragic in their own way!

Ms Calabaza said...

"Defense attorney Matthew Haire did not dispute Underwood's guilt. But called Underwood, "a lonely, very troubled, reclusive young man."

Sheeeesh, that's like an orphan complaining that he has no parents after he killed them . . .

ralph said...

So right you are, Ms. C.

Ralph

Anonymous said...

Three families all tore up!

colleency said...

All of these families are facing unimaginable tragedy. Two of the tragedies result from horrific actions of seriously disturbed family memebers, One of the tragedies resulted from an accident.

I can understand Anonymous' feelings of anger at having his friend mentioned in a story about cold-blooded killers.

As a regular reader of this blog, I know that LP never intended the inaccuracies or disrespect you saw. He takes extreme care to be accurate and fair.

My sympathies for your loss.

Cloud_Writer said...

BEHIND THE BLUE WALL (Denise is here)
http://behindthebluewall.blogspot.com/

TACOMA SAID IT WAS A PRIVATE MATTER
http://www.myspace.com/tacoma_taser

Anonymous said...

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has published a story about this accident as recently as 03/02/08.

I am sure that Griffin police spokesman Cpl. Bryan Clanton as well as everyone else who knows about this story realizes that this was a tragic accident. To my knowlege, no one has ever suggested other wise.

To family and friendsof the departed, we can do nothing but extend our sympathy. However, ignoring or repressing the event is unlikely to bring any quicker closure.

May Mrs. Taylor rest in peace.

Legal Pub said...

Update 3-6-08: Apparently Riley Taylor, was attempting to render his son, Jason's handgun safe when the gun accidently discharged.
Apparently Riley Taylor had taken control of the loaded weapon from his son, Jason, due to the hammer becoming stuck in the “half-cocked” position. Apparently while attempting to fix the problem, the handgun was discharged. The Griffin Police Department and the Spalding County Coroner’s Office apparently concluded the death was an accident.

For those wishing to discuss the matter, you may go to the links provided by Cloud writer.

Legal Pub said...

Update 3-6-08: Apparently Riley Taylor, was attempting to render his son, Jason's handgun safe when the gun accidently discharged.
Apparently Riley Taylor had taken control of the loaded weapon from his son, Jason, due to the hammer becoming stuck in the “half-cocked” position. Apparently while attempting to fix the problem, the handgun was discharged. The Griffin Police Department and the Spalding County Coroner’s Office apparently concluded the death was an accident.

For those wishing to discuss the matter, you may go to the links provided by Cloud writer.

Anonymous said...

Excellent update and very objective!

I am one who thinks you should always treat a gun as if loaded. However, I sypathize with this family and this was truely a horrible accident.

Anonymous said...

Very fair L.P. That is why I always come to this site!

Anonymous said...

none of you know the Caffey's as I don't as well. But I do know 3 of the suspects. There is only 1 of them I see doing anything like this and it's Charlie! I hope they all rot for it! Mr. Caffey is so incredible I wish him the best of luck in everything he does with the rest of his life! God bless him!

Legal Pub said...

April 6 anonymous, if you know any of the suspects, tell us a little more about them. Why do you feel one of the suspects is more likely to be guilty as opposed to the other.

Here at Legal Pub, we always recognize that all suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

Legal Pub said...

CAFFEY UPDATE 4-7-09: All 4 defendants apparently pled guilty; Bobbi Gale Johnson received 2 sentences of 40 years. Erin Caffey received 2 life sentences + 25 years. The boys sentence is not currently known.

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Behind The Blue Wall said...

[GA] Denise Taylor shot & killed accidentally - No investigation needed.
http://behindthebluewall.blogspot.com/2008/03/ga-denise-taylor-shot-killed.html

Anonymous said...

Tis the life of Riley...