Selim Algar, New York Post, July 1, 2022
An exonerated Florida man who was sprung from prison after wrongfully serving 33 years is back behind bars for attempted murder, authorities said.
Edward Clayton Taylor, 57, was tearful and jubilant last month after a judge tossed his conviction for raping a 4-year-old girl in 1986 after his attorneys fought the conviction for more than a decade.
But he now faces the prospect of another lengthy prison term after police said he shot a man during a dispute this week.
Taylor’s heartbroken mother said he quickly sank back into risky associations after his release.
The incident in Jacksonville Beach was caught on camera and police found bullet holes in Taylor’s car during an attempt to question him about the shooting.
Cops said the video showed Taylor walking toward the victim and blasting him in the chest.
As he attempted to flee, several males pulled out guns and began shooting at his car. Police said the damage to Taylor’s vehicle was consistent with what took place in the video.