Commonwealth’s Attorney Anthony Martin released the following statement following the hearing:
"A bail hearing was held in the Nelson County Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court this afternoon for Randy Allen Taylor who is charged with abduction in connection with the Alexis Murphy case.
"Based on the evidence presented by the Commonwealth; and the defendant’s prior record, Judge A. Ellen White, the presiding judge, denied Randy Taylor’s request for bond and ordered that he continue to be held without bail.
"After bail was denied, the defendant waived his right to a preliminary hearing on the felony abduction charge meaning that the case will go automatically to the Nelson County Circuit Court Grand Jury which meets September 24, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. The grand jury will decide whether to indict Taylor for abduction."
Our sister station in Charlottesville was inside the courtroom for Randy Taylor's Bond hearing today.
A judge denies bond request.
Taylor is charged with the abduction of missing Nelson County Teen Alexis Murphy. She is still missing, and today deputies are searching a 500 acre property in Nelson County.
Taylor's next hearing is a grand jury hearing on September 24 at 9:30 a.m.
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