Man confesses to gruesome murder after dismembered body parts are found in Chicago; Police still looking for remains – NBC Chicago

Horrifying details surrounding the murder and dismemberment of a Chicago man emerged in court on Tuesday as a 56-year-old man confessed to murdering his longtime acquaintance.

Austin resident Judson Taylor is being held without bail days after he waived his rights to Miranda and bluntly confessed to the days-long murder and dismemberment of Kelvin Perry, a 37-year-old Chicago man.

Taylor admitted to killing Perry in his Austin apartment in the early morning hours of October 23 and said he was upset about drug prices and a previous altercation he had with Perry several months prior.

Taylor said he had known Perry for years and claimed that Perry was his longtime drug dealer.

In a video statement recorded after renouncing his rights to Miranda, Taylor said he had wanted to kill Perry since their physical altercation, adding that the two had fought several times before the murder.

Taylor said he invited Perry to his apartment on the 5000 block of West Washington Boulevard around 1:30 a.m. on October 23. Perry calmly told his girlfriend, with whom he was living, that he would be back shortly after going to meet a friend. , according to the offer of the bond court.

When Perry arrived at Taylor’s apartment, Taylor was hiding a knife from him on the door, and a verbal altercation over the price of drugs ensued once Perry entered.

Taylor said he unveiled his knife soon after and began stabbing Perry multiple times in the body and neck in the living room.

As Perry got up and frantically tried to escape the apartment through the back door, Taylor knew that Perry couldn’t leave because of a padlock on the security door outside. Taylor then walked calmly to the back of her apartment and continued to stab Perry, according to the court document.

Perry tried to fight back and failed to wield the knife away from Taylor. As he was stabbed, Perry called Taylor by his nickname and begged him not to kill him, according to the document.

In a videotaped statement, Taylor admitted to first stabbing Perry in the stomach in the living room before stabbing him multiple times in the head, neck and stomach.

Perry was stabbed at least 10 times and died of his injuries on the kitchen floor, according to the offer.

At around 3 a.m., Perry’s girlfriend said she woke up and tried to call Perry, but her calls went straight to voicemail with no subsequent calls or text messages returned.

She filed a missing person report on October 28 as she continued to receive no calls or texts from Perry and he had not returned home.

After killing Perry, Taylor said he folded up his body and stuffed it into his freezer. Over the next few days, Taylor removed Perry’s body from the freezer and used various instruments to cut it into several pieces.

Taylor said he used a heavy saw with pruning teeth to cut off most of Perry’s body and head, a tool typically used for cutting down trees. An ax was used for the arms, hitting the body with a hammer until the ax broke.

Taylor then cut off a piece of the saw he used and stored it in a mayonnaise jar in his bedroom, and further admitted that he used wire cutters to cut off Perry’s fingers.

In his video statement, Taylor said the deceased were not bleeding the way he thought because Perry’s blood was not flowing when he took it out of the freezer. He added that he was impressed that it only took him five minutes to cut off Perry’s arms with a saw.

On November 2, Perry’s severed lower body was discovered under a garbage bag by street and sanitation workers one block from Taylor’s home.

On November 5, Taylor called 911 and complained of respiratory problems while reporting that he had found two severed arms, leading police to his apartment.

Instead of discovering Perry’s arms, officers found half of Perry’s severed torso in a dumpster behind Taylor’s apartment building.

Later, in the same alley where Perry’s torso was discovered, police found his severed arms. Perry’s head, fingers and left torso have yet to be discovered.

Based on a birthmark and tattoos, Perry’s family positively identified his remains the same day, according to the offer.

The next day, Taylor waived her Miranda rights and confessed to killing and dismembering Perry over the course of several days, the offering said.

Taylor detailed the tools he used to dismember Perry and gloated in his statement about how easily it was possible to cut Perry’s limbs, depending on the offer.

Search warrants were later executed at Taylor’s apartment where two phones and a wallet containing Perry’s credit cards were discovered. Perry’s temporary ID card was also found on Taylor’s bedside table.

Officers found numerous cleaning supplies and also recovered the broken saw blade inside the mayonnaise jar in Taylor’s bedroom.

Due to the severity of Perry’s injuries, an official cause of death from the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office is still pending.

Taylor is being held without bond and is due in court again on November 16.

NBC Chicago

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