Trial to start today for second man accused of 2017 murder during robbery

A trial is scheduled for 1 p.m. today for a Dayton man accused of murder in the 2017 shooting death of Taelor Taylor during a robbery.

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Trenton Williams, 28, of Columbus, is charged with four counts of murder, two counts of aggravated murder, two counts of aggravated robbery, two counts of aggravated burglary, two counts of felonious assault, and six counts of having weapons while under disability. Each of these charges except for having weapons under disability carry a three-year firearm specification.

According to prosecutors in a release, on Nov. 28, 2017, Dayton police received a 911 call reporting the discovery of Taylor’s body on his porch. After investigation, police found surveillance video from Taylor’s home that showed a number of people including Williams that went to the home and, during a robbery, shot and killed Taylor.

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Williams was indicted of the shooting along with Trashune Young, 28. Young pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, aggravated robbery and having a weapon while under disability. He was sentenced to a mandatory 18 years in prison and five years of post-release control, and ordered to pay a share of the funeral expenses and casket costs.

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Williams was arrested Nov. 30, 2017, and has been in the Montgomery County Jail since that time. He is being held on a $1,000,000 bond.

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