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Helena man admits killing his parents

Posted at 11:31 AM, Jul 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-25 13:31:33-04

HELENA – Kalb Taylor pleaded guilty Wednesday to killing his parents at their home in March.

As part of a plea agreement, Taylor is pleading guilty to two counts of deliberate homicide and prosecutors have dropped other charges.

A family friend discovered the bodies of David and Charley Taylor on March 19 after becoming concerned when repeated calls were not returned.

Prosecutors allege that Kalb Taylor, along with several other people, burglarized his parents business and that David and Charley confronted Kalb about the crime.

Court records state that on March 18 Kalb and two other men, Journey Wienie and Kyle Ham, drove to the Taylor home. Investigators say Ham waited outside while Taylor and Weiner went inside.

About 15 minutes later Taylor walked out of the home with a backpack and ordered Ham to drive them a car wash. Surveillance video from the car wash shows Taylor and Wienie washing off their shoes, and all three cleaning out Taylor’s pickup truck along with a long metal bar investigators believe is the murder weapon.

The judge has not yet scheduled a date for Taylor to be sentenced.

Ham and Wienie have pleaded not guilty. Their trials have been set for September.