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EMMALEIGH BARRINGER: West Virginia vs Benji Taylor for rape and murder of 9-month-old girl *GUILTY*

Discussion in 'Courtroom' started by noZme, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member


    Jackson County WV officials investigating sexual assault of 9-month-old

    Sheriff calls crime incomprehensible
    the worst he’s seen, or heard of, in his 25 years as a lawman.

    “We received a 911 call and responded with Jackson County EMS. When we arrived, we found a slightly less-than-10-month-old unresponsive,” he said. “The medics tended to her and my guys began an investigation that ultimately lead to the arrest of Mr. Taylor for first-degree sexual assault.”

    According to the complaint, the victim sustained injuries indicating a violent sexual assault, as well as shaking or striking of the face.

    Deputies found blankets and clothing stained with blood in the basement of the residence, according to the complaint. Additionally, Taylor allegedly had blood on his own body, and attempted to wipe something away from his groin area while being taken into custody, the complaint states.

    The complaint states Taylor had taken the baby to the basement while doing laundry. He told deputies he “blacked out” and didn’t know how the baby’s injuries had occurred.


    background pic says "I will never apologize for being a sex freak."

    photos that must be the child

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  2. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    baby was on life support & has died

    Family members of the 9-month-old baby that passed away after being sexually assaulted released this statement to 13 News.

    "At this time, we regret to say that the injuries sustained from the attack on our child, Emmaleigh Elizabeth Barringer, have resulted in her death. First, we would like to thank the Jackson County police for their thorough investigation. We believe that it points directly to Benjamin Taylor as the person responsible for this heinous act. Second, we want to thank the hospital and staff at CAMC for their efforts in attempting to save and sustain the life of our child. Finally, we would like to assure anyone with any doubt that this crime against an innocent child was solely perpetrated by a monster who had disguised himself as a caring and supporting friend. Emmaleigh's mother and surviving siblings were victims in this and are guilty only of placing trust in the hands of a "wolf in sheep's clothing"......

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  3. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

  4. spike

    spike Bronze Member

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  5. MissyMoo

    MissyMoo Bronze Member

    Does this part of America have the death penalty?
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  6. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    No death penalty in WV
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  7. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    Then let's make one up.
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  8. MadgeS

    MadgeS Bronze Member

    I can't post what I want................................
    RIP little one.
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    spike Bronze Member

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  10. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Protect Children Against Abusers

    Those who commit certain types of crimes should never be free again. Their offenses are so heinous that they have forfeited any opportunity for “a second chance.”

    A bill we told you about Sunday, “Emmaleigh’s Law,” is intended by some West Virginia legislators to ensure that is the case in our state.

    Senate Bill 288 is named in memory of Emmaleigh Barringer, who during the 10 months of her life lived in Jackson County with her mother. One day she was left in the car of the mother’s boyfriend, Benjamin R. Taylor.

    Taylor beat the child and raped her, according to police. Her massive injuries killed Emmaleigh.

    In March, Taylor will have a hearing on charges of murder and sexual assault. He claims he “blacked out” and doesn’t remember anything about what happened to the little girl.

    If found guilty, Taylor will spend a long time — the rest of his life, we hope — in prison. Should there be any possibility he can ever emerge from behind bars?

    Had by some miracle the child survived, penalties available to prosecutors would be more limited.

    “Emmaleigh’s Law” is aimed at keeping monsters such as Taylor allegedly is locked up for at least 20 years. Its provisions are that anyone causing the death of a child by abuse would go to prison for 20-80 years. Sexual abuse by anyone in a position of trust would carrying a sentence of 20-40 years.

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  11. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    Automatic death penalty. IMO.
    Why waste money, space?
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  12. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    With Carmichael’s urging, Judiciary Committee passes ‘Emmaleigh’s Law’

    State Senate President Mitch Carmichael personally beseeched the Judiciary Committee to pass a bill inspired by the slaying and sexual assault of a 10-month-old girl in his community.

    The Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday afternoon did pass the bill being called “Emmaleigh’s Law,” which would double the penalty for various child abuse penalties.

    The bill will now go to the full Senate. Carmichael is the lead sponsor.

    “Remember Emmaleigh Barringer, a 10-month-old child who was brutally murdered and sexually assaulted in Jackson County,” Carmichael told the committee during brief comments before its vote was taken.

    Senate Bill 288 would increase the penalties for a person convicted of death of a child by a parent, guardian or custodian from the current 10 to 40 years up to 20 to 80 years.

    The punishment for child abuse resulting in injury would increase from from 1 to 5 years to 2 to 10 years.

    The bill also would double the monetary fines associated with the crimes.

  13. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    double punishment isn't enough for some crimes.
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  14. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Emmaleigh’s Law passes Senate; accused in court

    While the man charged in last year’s death of a 10-month-old girl in Jackson County was in a Ripley courtroom Wednesday, the state Senate was giving unanimous approval to a bill named in her memory. The Senate approved Emmaleigh’s Law (SB 288) during Wednesday morning’s floor session.

    During a pre-trial hearing Wednesday, the judge moved the original April trial date to Aug. 8 because the state police crime lab hasn’t finished DNA testing.

    Taylor remains in jail without bail.

  15. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    UPDATE: WV. Governor signs "Emmaleigh's Law" to increase child abuse penalties

    West Virginia's Governor has signed a bill strengthening the penalty for someone convicted of child abuse and neglect.

    Governor Jim Justice signed Senate Bill 288, known as "Emmaleigh's Law," on Tuesday.

    Taylor is scheduled to go on trial August 8th in Jackson County.


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  17. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Trial delayed for man in baby girl’s sexual assault, death

    The trial for a West Virginia man accused of sexually assaulting and killing an infant girl has been delayed.

    The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports a circuit court judge on Wednesday delayed the trial of 33-year-old Benjamin Ryan Taylor from next month to Feb. 13, 2018, as prosecutor Katie Franklin and defense attorney Kevin Postalwait go over DNA testing results, a toxicology report and other evidence. The judge also ruled Postalwait has until Dec. 1 to file a motion if intending to raise insanity or a diminished capacity defense.

    Taylor is charged with murder, sexual assault and child abuse in the October 2016 death of his then-girlfriend’s daughter, 10-month-old Emmaleigh Barringer.

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  19. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    High-profile Jackson County trial scheduled to begin Tuesday

    The high-profile Jackson County trial of Benjamin Taylor is scheduled to get underway Tuesday.

    Taylor, 33, is accused of striking and raping 10-month old Emmaleigh Barringer on the morning of Oct. 3, 2016, in the basement of a Fairplan apartment. Barringer died two days later of injuries, as the Cottageville native is charged with first-degree murder, death of a child by child abuse and first-degree sexual assault.

    Jury selection is scheduled to get underway at Jackson County Circuit Court at 9 a.m. and may take all of Tuesday. Opening statements in the trial could start as early as Wednesday.


    Taylor trial to begin Wednesday

    Benjamin Taylor will go on trial at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Jackson County Circuit Court for the alleged sexual assault and murder of 10-month-old Emmaleigh Barringer.

    Court officials were able to select 28 jurors on Tuesday, said Circuit Clerk Bruce DeWees. That number will be paired down to 16 (for a total of 12 jurors and four alternates) on Wednesday morning prior to the start of the trial.

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  20. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Jackson County man convicted in Emmaleigh Barringer’s death

    A Jackson County jury took just two hours Tuesday to convict a Cottageville man on all counts in connection with the October 2016 rape and death of 10-month-old Emmaleigh Barringer.

    Benjamin Taylor, 33, sat with his head in his hands in a Ripley courtroom after it was announced the jury had a verdict. He stood with his attorney as the verdict was read. The 12-member panel returned guilty verdicts on charges of first degree murder, death of a child by child abuse and sexual assault by a guardian.

    The jury decided Taylor should receive no mercy when he’s sentenced. He won’t have a chance for parole.

    Taylor cried after the verdict was read.

    Taylor testified Monday he couldn’t remember much about that night because he had been drinking for most of the day and blacked out. During her closing argument Tuesday, Jackson County Prosecutor Katie Franklin called the claim a “convenient” explanation.

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