It’s always unfortunate to find out about violence going on in this world of ours, and it’s even more unfortunate when it’s over something like sneakers that are meant to bring us together as a community.
Today we have found out that Star Telegram is reporting that 20-year-old Daron Taylor was found guilty by a jury of capital murder in the killing of 21-year-old Joshua Woods back in 2012. Daron Taylor and others went to several Houston malls on Dec. 21, 2012 looking for people who had just bought the recently released Air Jordan 11 Bred. Taylor and his friends ended up following Woods home and killed him in an attempt to steal the shoes. He has now been sentenced to life in prison with eligibility for parole in 40 years since he was 16 when the murder took place.
Taylor is the second suspect convicted in the slaying. Twenty-one-year-old Neal Bland was convicted of capital murder in February and sentenced to life imprisonment without parole.