Family, Friends Respond To Taylor Verdict

MASON, MI (WLNS) – Hugs and tears, but in a good way Tuesday for family and friends of Michael Addo and Jordan Rogers.

Exactly one year to the day since Ricard Taylor shot and killed them with his 22 caliber pistol.

“I’m glad that we got justice for my brother and Mr. Addo, two innocent victims that didn’t deserve this at all,” said Sharie Ross, Jordan Rogers’ sister.

“There is no common sense in what it is he did, it’s insanity that he did,” said Keith Watson, Ricard Taylor’s attorney.

Jordan Roger’s sister Sharie didn’t buy the defense’s case for one second.

“Just by the video confession, he gave an account on everything that he did, he knew it was wrong, it was premeditated and he showed no remorse at all in either murder,” said Ross.

“I’m just really glad this part is over and hopefully his family will be able to get some closure and so is Jordan’s,” said Candy Gieger, heard Taylor shooting.

Candy Gieger was in the Rite Aid when Michael Addo was shot and killed. She called 9-1-1 that day.

“And I was waiting at the front of the store and he passed me and that’s when I ran back to the consolation room to be with Mike,” said Gieger.
Reporter: “Ricard passed you?”
Gieger: “Yes, he walked right past me and smiled.”

But now one year later as Ricard would walk by family and friends of Michael and Jordan it was their turn to have theirs head up, knowing he will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Taylor is expected to be sentenced on June 10.

Again guilty, but mentally ill on all seven counts, meaning he will spend life in prison while receiving treatment.

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