Monday, August 9, 2010

Deonta Taylor gets life sentence for murders near Gerry's Silver Slipper strip club

Posted By on Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 12:00 PM

click to enlarge Even without a murder motive, prosecutors got a life sentence for Deonta Taylor.
  • Even without a murder motive, prosecutors got a life sentence for Deonta Taylor.

The rest of Deonta

R. Taylor's life will be spent inside a prison cell. Taylor was sentenced on Friday to life without parole for killing two men outside of troubled Independence Avenue strip club Gerry's Silver Slipper in February 2009.

In June, a jury convicted the 32-year-old of two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of armed criminal action for killing Drell

D.

Fisher and Reginald L. Barnes outside of the club on February 6, 2009.



Police found the bodies of Fisher and

Barnes, both 33 and from KCK, shot

to death in the

parking lot outside of the club. 

Taylor

was was picked out of a photo lineup and records at Gerry's Silver

Slipper showed Taylor's driver's license was used to get into the club

at 2:11 a.m. on February 6. Who knew they were

so high tech?

click to enlarge Drell Fisher
  • Drell Fisher

click to enlarge reginald_l_barnes_thumb_150x187.jpg
Reginald

Barnes

​Taylor's defense attorney

reportedly argued that her client's license

was stolen and eye witnesses weren't trustworthy. Interesting detail:

Prosecutors offered no motive for the killings.

This

post about the deaths of Barnes and Fisher set off a flame war

between two women claiming to be Fisher's

girlfriend.

Try to play nice in the comments.

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