In an audio recording played in court, Randy Taylor admitted for the first time to seeing Alexis Murphy the day she went missing on August 3rd. After hours of questioning, investigators came back and said they had DNA evidence that placed Murphy in Taylor's camper. An FBI agent testified that this was the moment Taylor's attitude changed.
He asked investigators if he could see his son and then he would talk. The FBI agent says investigators assumed he was going to tell them where he put Murphy's body. However, Taylor said he talked to Murphy at the gas station and asked her where he could buy marijuana. He claims Murphy said she knew a guy. He then says the three of them met at a car wash down the street and then went back to his trailer. He says Murphy and this man left his camper and he hadn't seen her since.
This third person Taylor identified did testify in court. He said he had never seen Taylor before and he was not in his camper that day.
An FBI electronics expert says cell tower signal places both Murphy's and Taylor's cell phone near his camper at the same time. However, Murphy's phone stopped showing a signal a short time after.
In court, a smashed white iPhone was presented in court as a piece of evidence. The serial number matched Murphy's phone. The phone was recovered in brush near Taylor's home.
The Nelson County Commonwealth's Attorney Anthony Martin will finish presenting witnesses on Wednesday.