November 29th, 2020
LANCASTER, Calif. — California officials have released chilling details of a Lancaster personal trainer who decapitated two of his children and forced their younger siblings to look at their dead bodies for five days. Maurice Jewel Taylor Sr., 34, is charged with two counts of felony murder and two counts of child abuse under circumstances likely to cause great bodily injury or death. He is being held in the Los Angeles County Jail in lieu of bail set at $4.2 million. Taylor is accused of fatally stabbing his two older children, Maliaka Taylor, 13, and Maurice Taylor Jr., 12, on Nov. 29. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office confirmed that both children were decapitated.