Duquesne teenager convicted of third-degree murder of unborn child
After two days of deliberation, a jury on Thursday found Eric Taylor guilty of third-degree murder for killing an unborn baby in 2014.
Taylor was also found guilty of criminal attempted homicide in the shooting of DaRae Delgado, then 15, as well as reckless endangerment, aggravated assault and firearms charges.
He is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 3. He was charged as an adult.
Taylor, who was 15 at the time of the April 2014 shooting in Duquesne, knocked on the door of Delgado’s home and fired four times when she answered the door. One of the shots hit her in the stomach. She underwent multiple surgeries but lost her baby 31 weeks into the pregnancy.
The jurors heard the recording of testimony from LeRoy Powell, who implicated Taylor during a preliminary hearing and then was shot and killed about a week later.
Powell was one of two witnesses who placed Taylor at the scene of the shooting. During the trial, prosecutors said neighbors reported seeing three figures fleeing the scene, which was corroborated by security camera footage at a nearby funeral home.
Taylor was already in the Allegheny County Jail when he was charged with the shooting. He had been arrested on suspicion of shooting two people in Wilkinsburg the day after Delgado was shot.
Elizabeth Behrman is a staff writer for the Tribune-Review. She can be reached at 412-320-7886 or [email protected].