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Keaton Taylor, 18, of Taylor, is set for a special Rule 37 Petition hearing on Sept. 20 in Columbia County Circuit Court. He claims, among other conditions, that he was not provided adequate counsel assistance during his two-plus year legal proceeding. Taylor, 16 at the time of his April 2016 arrest after the homicide of 53-year-old Taylor resident Douglas Harwell, was an accessory in the incident. In May, he pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and aggravated robbery and was issued an effective prison sentence of 25 years.

Keaton Taylor, 18, of Taylor, is set for a special Rule 37 Petition hearing on Sept. 20 in Columbia County Circuit Court. He claims, among other conditions, that he was not provided adequate counsel assistance during his two-plus year legal proceeding. Taylor, 16 at the time of his April 2016 arrest after the homicide of 53-year-old Taylor resident Douglas Harwell, was an accessory in the incident. In May, he pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and aggravated robbery and was issued an effective prison sentence of 25 years.

Convicted murder accessory set for special hearing

By J.D. Bailey
This article was published September 12, 2018 at 9:53 a.m.

A Taylor teenager who pleaded guilty in May for his involvement in a 2016 murder is set for a special hearing next week in Columbia County Circuit Court.

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