RIPLEY, W.Va. — A West Virginia jury is recommending "no mercy" for a Cottageville man found guilty of rape and murder in the death of a 10-month-old baby girl.
In October 2016, Emmaleigh's mother, Amanda Adkins, said she found Taylor, her then-boyfriend, in the basement of their Fairplain home with the baby, who was unconscious and bloody, the West Virginia MetroNews reported. The girl, who showed signs of sexual assault, later died from her injuries, authorities said.
Taylor claimed that he can't remember what happened and had been drinking heavily, the MetroNews reported.
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