Man Found Guilty of 1989 Murder Scheduled to be Executed

Posted: Jan 24, 2014 6:22 PM by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
Updated: Jan 25, 2014 9:08 AM

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KANSAS CITY - The State of Missouri scheduled the execution of a man convicted of raping and murdering a teenage girl more than two decades ago.

Michael Taylor will be executed on Feb. 26.

The Jackson County Circuit Court found Michael Taylor guilty of murdering a Kansas City girl in 1994. Taylor pleaded guilty to abducting 15-year-old Ann Harrison while she waited for a school bus. Taylor, and Roderick Nunley, raped, bound and stabbed the girl to death.

Nunley had a 2010 execution date scheduled, but a stay was granted for him.

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