CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A northwest Indiana man has been convicted of fatally shooting a Gary woman and her 13-year-old son in their home during a 2019 robbery.
A Lake County jury convicted 41-year-old Darren “Duke” Taylor of Hammond on Monday of two counts of murder, two counts of murder in perpetration of a robbery and two counts of robbery.
Police say Taylor shot 35-year-old Temia Haywood and her son, Lavell Edmond, in the head at close range in their Gary home in March 2019.
The Times of Northwest Indiana reports that Taylor’s co-defendant, 22-year-old Nelson Gaines agreed to plead guilty to a reduced charge of assisting a criminal.