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Man pleads not guilty to killing his parents near Helena

Posted: 10:41 AM, Apr 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-19 12:41:10-04

HELENA – The suspect charged with beating his parents to death a month ago in their Helena home was arraigned in District Court on Wednesday.

Kaleb Taylor pleaded not guilty to five charges, including two counts of deliberate homicide, felony tampering with evidence and burglary.

He was seen in district court Wednesday morning via video from the Montana State Prison.

Taylor is accused of allegedly entering his parents home on March 18th with another suspect and killing David and Charla Taylor.

Prosecutors say prior to the killings, the 21-year-old admitted to his parents that he and others had burglarized the Taylor’s Lincoln area business earlier in March.

The trial in his case has been scheduled for October 1st in Judge Mike Menahan’s court.

Lewis and Clark County Attorney Leo Gallagher says he hasn’t decided yet on whether or not to seek the death penalty in this case.

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