California man sentenced to death for killing pregnant wife and unborn child while on sexual frenzy

California man convicted of killing pregnant wife and unborn child moved off death row, a court said A California man killed his pregnant wife and unborn child while he was on a sexual frenzy,…

California man sentenced to death for killing pregnant wife and unborn child while on sexual frenzy

California man convicted of killing pregnant wife and unborn child moved off death row, a court said

A California man killed his pregnant wife and unborn child while he was on a sexual frenzy, a jury found Wednesday in his brutal killing, and sentenced him to death.

The California Supreme Court rejected an appeal for leniency for William “Buddy” Taylor.

Taylor had been sentenced to death for the March 22, 2008 killing of his wife, Linda Taylor, and their unborn child, Tracie, after her water broke and she began to show.

The death sentence was the result of a hung jury at the penalty phase of the trial, which ended in June, when a California appeals panel ruled Taylor was eligible for the death penalty.

The ruling came after more than two months of deliberations following a mistrial in June, when the first two jurors said they were unable to reach a verdict.

Taylor, 46, was a construction worker, a father of three and a father of Tracie, who was just weeks old when she was killed.

The family’s life and hopes for their future faded after the fatal stabbing. Linda Taylor’s parents and five of her children stopped visiting her, and others who knew her said she was depressed and often took her life.

The killings would later be considered a “domestic violence cold-case” case, as prosecutors had not received any new evidence concerning the killing.

But the trial in November 2015 drew national attention after a graphic video of Linda Taylor being killed turned up online. Taylor was arrested within days, and a short time later he was transferred to death row, where he is scheduled to be executed in June, the Associated Press reported.

Prosecutors argued that on March 22, 2008, Taylor murdered his wife, Tracie, an unborn and stillborn child and then he choked his two daughters, ages 7 and 5, he told police. They said the killings were not committed to protect anyone, but to satisfy his sexual desires.

Taylor, who admitted he killed his children, pleaded guilty to three counts of murder and was sentenced to death in

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