Jury Selection in the Benjamin Taylor Trial

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JACKSON COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – Jury selection begins today in Jackson County for the trial of Benjamin Taylor.

Taylor, 33, of Cottageville, WV, is accused of the rape and murder of 10-month old Emmaleigh Barringer back in October of 2016.

Investigators say Taylor was romantically involved and living with Berringer’s mother when he murdered baby Emmaleigh. 

Her mother said she found Emmaleigh covered in blood and unresponsive in her basement.  Taylor, she said, was crouched over her.

We have a crew in the courtroom now and will bring you more updates as the trial continues.

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