‘Taco Bell murders’: latest updates for two accused

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Online court documents reveal the latest moves in cases involving two people charged in a shooting that left two dead in the fall of 2021.

Kevon Yenovi Williams of Georgia and Morgan Taylor Young of Guntersville are both charged with capital murder in the deaths of 19-year-old Elias Gaspar Escobar of Boaz and an unnamed 17-year-old. revealed. Both were killed in a shooting at the Taco Bell in Guntersville last September.

According to Guntersville Police Chief Jim Peterson at the time, both victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

At a status hearing on May 4, one of Williams’ two defense attorneys filed a motion to have the case removed, which was granted. The court then appointed attorney Enza Giles to represent Williams, alongside attorney Brian M. White.

Based on court records, Williams’ case was reset for a status review, scheduled for Sept. 6 at 1:30 p.m. at the Marshall County Courthouse.

Young, though recently arrested and charged in the case, has already pleaded “not guilty” to each of her four charges on May 4, according to court records.

Court documents also say Young’s age makes her ineligible for juvenile status in her case, where she faces two murder charges and one capital murder charge, as well as a conspiracy charge. commit first degree robbery.

Young’s case is scheduled for a status review Sept. 6 at 9 a.m. at the Marshall County Courthouse.

In October 2021, a grand jury indicted Williams in their deaths. Court documents filed Oct. 6 say Williams claimed he acted in self-defense. These documents also requested that a bond be posted and mentioned that his family depended on Williams for living expenses.

Three vehicles that were at the scene at the time were believed to be involved and were treated: a dark Nissan sedan, a silver Dodge pickup truck and a silver Mazda sedan.

Both remain in the custody of the Marshall County Jail.


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