Trial delayed for man charged in stabbing death
By Jim Newton firstname.lastname@example.org August 15, 2013 4:24PM
Derrick C. Taylor
Updated: September 17, 2013 8:12AM
The trial of a Beach Park man charged with stabbing a Wisconsin woman to death in Zion has been delayed from next Monday until late October.
At a hearing Thursday, Aug. 15, both Assistant State’s Attorney Reginald Mathews and defense attorney Louis Pissios agreed to the delay, to allow for additional evidence review and preparation for the trial of Derrick Taylor.
Judge Daniel Shanes set a new trial date of Oct. 28.
Taylor, 39, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the death of Joy Lee, 48, of Bristol, Wis.
A passerby reported a body lying in the street in the Trumpet Park industrial park area of Zion on March 11, 2012.
Police found Lee’s body with multiple stab wounds to her head, neck, hands and arms.
Zion police said Taylor knew Lee, but did not have a clear definition of their relationship. Zion Police Chief Wayne Brooks also had said that a “tremendous” amount of physical evidence links him to the murder.
Taylor has remained in Lake County Jail in lieu of $3 million bond since his arrest shortly after the murder.