Man sentenced to 12 years after manslaughter plea

By Associated Press 12:56pm, May 19, 2013
A man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for manslaughter after his first-degree murder conviction was thrown out in 2010.

The News Journal reports that Superior Court Judge John Parkins expressed frustration Friday that he couldn't impose a longer sentence in the troubled case of Allen Taylor, who has previously gone by the nickname "Murder."

The 40-year-old Brooklyn, N.Y., resident pleaded guilty to manslaughter in January in the August 2008 death of 18-year-old Jaiquone Moore. He entered the plea as a jury was being selected for his third trial.

Taylor's earlier conviction was thrown out after the Delaware Supreme Court ruled that a videotaped witness statement had been coerced. A 2012 retrial ended in a hung jury.

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